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Arthur Tennant WINDERS

Regimental number3775
Place of birthBurra South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKooringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Winders, Kooringa PO, Burra, South Australia
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Headstone inscription: 'In the prime of his life God called him/ In the pride of his manhood days/ None knew him but to love him/ None spoke of his name but in Praise. A beautiful memory he left behind/ Always so thoughtful, true and kind.'
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the 5th April 1918 against our positions opposite DERNANCOURT and ALBERT. Bombardier WINDERS was in charge of a detachment with an advanced Section of guns. Though under heavy shell fire and one gun knocked out of action, he with the remaining Gunners, continued to serve the other gun until he was severely wounded. Up to the time of his being hit he set an excellent example of courage and devotion to duty. The above gallant service is but characteristic of his work throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Invalided to Australia; died of tuberculosis.
Date of death2 September 1920
Age at death26
Place of burialBurra Cemetery, South Australia

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