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Fred WINDLE

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Surname: WINDLE

Forename(s): Fred

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 19545

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Coldstream Guards

Battalion / Unit: 4th Battalion. (Pioneers)

Division: Guards Division

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Date of Death: 1918-11-11

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Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK - GHYLL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

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Fred Windle (born 12 September 1889) was the son of James William and Amelia Windle, née Cawdrey and brother of Gunner Robert Windle (23996) (q.v.). Their father was born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire and mother at Caldecote Hill, Hertfordshire.

1891 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Chapel Street - Fred Windle, aged 1 year, born Barnoldswick, son of James W. and Amelia Windle.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Cobden Street - Fred Windle, aged 11 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James W. and Amelia Windle.

Fred was married to Sarah Pickering in 1909 and was the brother-in-law of Private Thomas Pickering (75219) (q.v.).

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 19, Clayton Street - Fred Windle, aged 21 years, born Barnoldswick, husband of Sarah Windle.

The British Army Pension Record for Fred Windle exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Fred Windle, 19545 Coldstream Guards. Date of Enlistment: 10 October 1916. Date of Discharge: 5 June 1918. [Fred received the Silver War Badge.]

A short biography of Fred is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BARNOLDSWICK

WINDLE, Fred, Coldstream Guards, died from pneumonia Nov. 11, 1918.

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Private Fred WINDLE

Private Fred WINDLE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division

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15 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – DISCHARGED SOLDIER’S DEATH

A discharged soldier, ex-Private Fred Windle, residing at 19 Clayton Street, Barnoldswick, died on Monday after a few days’ illness from pneumonia. He was 29 years of age, and had been discharged from the Army about four months owing to a wound in the head. He leaves a wife and four children.

06 December 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – BROTHERS DIE OF PNEUMONIA

Gunner Robert Windle, R.F.A., died in the 2nd Australian General Hospital, France, on November 29th, from pneumonia. The news came to his sister, Mrs. Lawrence Carroll, 34 York Street, on Tuesday, following a letter received a week earlier from a C.C.S. stating that Gunner Windle was improving nicely and that he was being removed to the base hospital. He was 26 years of age, and prior to enlisting in May 1915, was employed as head warehouseman by Messrs. R. Nutter and Co., Grove Shed, Earby.

His brother, ex-Private Fred Windle, Coldstream Guards, died of the same complaint (as previously reported) at his home, 10 Clayton Street, on November 11th, leaving a wife and four children. He had been discharged six months, having been wounded in France last year, and had spent nine months in hospital with a fractured skull.

13 December 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – BROTHERS DIE OF PNEUMONIA

We reproduce photographs of two Barnoldswick brothers, Gunner Robert Windle, R.F.A., and Ex-Private Fred Windle, Coldstream Guards, both of whom, as recorded in last week’s ‘Herald,’ died recently from pneumonia.

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27 December 1918

Barnoldswick Brothers Die of Pneumonia

Gunner Robert Windle, R.F.A., died in the 2nd Australian General Hospital, France, on November 29th, from pneumonia. The news came to his sister, Mrs. Lawrence Carroll, 34, York Street, on Tuesday, following a letter received a week earlier from a Casualty Clearing Station stating that Gunner Windle was improving nicely and that he was being removed to the base hospital. He was 26 years of age and prior to enlisting in May, 1915, was employed as head warehouseman by Messrs. R. Nutter & Co., Grove Shed, Earby.

His brother, ex-Pte. Fred Windle, Coldstream Guards, died of the same complaint (as previously reported) at his home, 19, Clayton Street, on November 11th, leaving a wife and four children. He had been discharged six months, having been wounded in France last year, and had spent nine months in hospital with a fractured skull.

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