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Regimental number2097
Place of birthLondon England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Martin Winslett, 25 Levy Street, Old Kent Road, London, England
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of 2nd March, 1917, the enemy put a heavy barrage on a line of posts held by this Battalion to the north of THILLOY, following this up by an assault by a strong party. These were held up by the fire of the advanced posts, and Cpl. WINSLETT with two men went out in daylight into NO MAN'S LAND, outflanked a party of about twelve of the enemy, some of whom he shot, and returned with five prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 September 1976
Age at death81
Place of burialWangaratta Cemetery, Victoria

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