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Albert John WINN

Regimental number5228
Place of birthFakenham, Norfolk, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClothiers assistant
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss I Winn, Tindale Lodge, Gravethorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly French National Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Hannah WINN

Military Medal

'In the operations against the enemy position at MONT de MERRIS on the 2nd/34d June, 1918 Private WINN evinced great gallantry and iniative on reaching the final objective he with his section Commander (T/Corporal ALLEN) were the only two left in their Section. Together they dashed forward to mop un an enemy post. Seeing a platoon of Germans commencing to re-organise they worked to the rear of the enemy, rushed the postion and surprising them captured 35 prisoners (including an officer) and three machine guns. Throughout the operation he rendered valuable assistance to his section leader.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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