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Surname: WINN

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Walton, Lancashire

Service No: 30972

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (2nd Salford)

Division: 32nd Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1918-10-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C. 9.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

John Winn was the son of Marmaduke and Mary Winn, née Harper. Marmaduke and Mary were born in Garsdale, Yorkshire. John was the cousin of Private Richard Winn (28837) (q.v.) and Private Rowland Harper (28754) (q.v.).

1891 Garsdale, Yorkshire Census: Banks - John Winn, aged 9 years, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of Marmaduke and [stepson of] Mary Winn. [Marmaduke had married Mary Thwaite, née Holme in 1890.]

1901 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 96, Selborne Street - John Winn, aged 19 years, born Liverpool. [John was employed by Thos. Sunter, Cowkeeper.]

John was married to Alice Ada Spencer in 1904.

1911 Liverpool, Lancashire Census: 6, Douro Place, Edge Lane - John Winn, aged 29 years, born Walton, Liverpool, husband of Alice Ada Winn.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Winn, 30972, Lan. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Winn, 30972, 16th Lan. Fus.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Winn, 30972, 16 Lancs Fuslrs. Date and Place of Death: 2.10.18 in actn France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Alice A. £21 14s. 6d.

The informal title of the 16th (Service) Bn Lancashire Fusiliers (2nd Salford) was the 2nd Salford Pals.

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Lancashire Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WINN

Forename(s): John

Born: Walton, Lancs

Residence: Huyton Quarry, Lancs

Enlisted: Liverpool

Number: 30972

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion: 16th Battalion


Died Date: 02/10/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WINN

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 30972

Rank: Private

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Unit: 16th Bn.



Died Date: 02/10/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Alice Ada Winn, of 4, Derby St., Huyton Quarry, Huyton, Liverpool. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TRUE UNTO DEATH)

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (20 December 1919)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


A service was held in the Sedbergh Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday evening on the occasion of the unveiling of a tablet in the chapel to the memory of the men of the Sedbergh Wesleyan circuit who made the great sacrifice during the war. The tablet was unveiled by the superintendent minister, Rev. C.H. Stanley, in the presence of a crowded congregation, and he preached a sermon appropriate to the occasion. Suitable hymns were sung, and the choir sang the chorus, ‘No shadows yonder,’ from Gaul’s ‘Holy City.’ Mrs. Stanley sang ‘These are they which came out of great tribulation,’ a solo from the same work. The Dead March in ‘Saul’ was played by Mr. H.C. Trotter. The tablet is of white marble, and bears the following inscription:–‘Roll of heroes in the great war, 1914-1919. Sedbergh Wesleyan circuit. To the glory of God and in grateful memory of William E. Armer, 7th Border Regt.; Fred Bushby, Royal Engineers; Stephen E. Handley, 2nd South Staffs.; Thomas E. Haresnape, Royal Engineers; William Mason, 13th Batt. King’s Own Yorkshires; George Middleton, 4th Australian Pioneers; John Nelson, Royal Scots; Walter Sanderson, Duke of Wellington’s; Robert E. Seddon, 11th Border Regt.; John Winn, 16th Lancashire Fusiliers. Who have given their lives for their country. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


WINN Marmaduke of Weavers Yard Main-street Sedbergh Yorkshire died 30 November 1925 at 58 Twiss Green-lane Culcheth Warrington Probate Wakefield 15 January to Richard Winn builder. Effects £218 3s. 3d.




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