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Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire
Service No: 19545
Regiment / Corps / Service: Coldstream Guards
Battalion / Unit: 4th Battalion. (Pioneers)
Division: Guards Division
Date of Death: 1918-11-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK - GHYLL UNDENOMINATIONAL BURIAL GROUND
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
WINDLE, Fred, Coldstream Guards, died from pneumonia Nov. 11, 1918.
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Private Fred WINDLE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Coldstream Guards
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: Guards Division
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