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Robert WINDLE

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Surname: WINDLE

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 23996

Rank: Gunner

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion / Unit: 'D' Battery 11th Brigade

Division: ---

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-11-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XII. A. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Robert Windle (born 24 June 1892) was the son of James William and Amelia Windle, née Cawdrey and brother of Private Fred Windle (19545) (q.v.). Their father was born at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire and mother at Caldecote Hill, Hertfordshire.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: Cobden Street - Robert Windle, aged 8 years, born Barnoldswick, son of James W. and Amelia Windle.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 34, York Street - Robert Windle, aged 18 years, born Barnoldswick. [Robert and his sister, Emily, were living with their sister, Ada and brother-in-law, Lawrence Carroll.]

Robert was married to Jane Boydell in 1914.

The British Army Service Record for Robert Windle exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Gnr Robert Windle, L/23996, Royal Field Artillery.

See also:
‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).
‘Earby in the First World War’ by Stephanie Carter, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2014).
‘Our Finest Crop’ by Steven Marshall, published by Earby & District Local History Society (2020).

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, Gunner Robert, aged 26 years, R.F.A., brother of Mrs. Lawrence Carroll, 34, York Street, died from pneumonia, France, Nov. 29, 1918.

WINDLE, Gunner Robert, R.F.A. died from pneumonia Nov. 29, 1918.

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Gunner Robert WINDLE

Gunner Robert WINDLE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Field Artillery

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Surname: WINDLE

Forename(s): Robert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 23996

Rank: Gunner

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery

Unit: "D" Bty. 11th Bde.

Age: 26

Awards:

Died Date: 29/11/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Jane Windle, of 25, Colin St., Barnoldswick, Colne, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THOUGH DEATH DIVIDES STILL MEMORY CLINGS)

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Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille

CWGC Headstone - [Personal inscription: ‘THOUGH DEATH DIVIDES STILL MEMORY CLINGS’]

Courtesy of Colin Chadwick, Harrogate

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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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