George Garnes Winter

Jan 17, 1874

Born in Sidney Township, Hastings County, Ontario to John Lewis and Margaret Catherine (nee Kemmerer) Winter


Sep 24, 1901

Married to Alice Maude Daniels in Wollaston Township, Hastings County, Ontario




Feb 1, 1916

Attested into the 93rd Battalion CEF in Apsley, Ontario

Ø  Number 195646

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Maude Winter, wife, Glen Alda, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to “C” Company

Initial training was done in Peterborough, Ontario


May 29, 1916

The battalion boarded a train and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario to continue training at the Barriefield Camp


Jul 15, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Jul 25, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the Otterpool Camp


Oct 6, 1916

Transferred to the 39th Reserve Battalion in West Sandling


Oct 27, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Oct 28, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 138 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Nov 21, 1916

After leaving the base depot he joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin, France as part of a draft of 62 reinforcements destined to join the 21st Battalion


Dec 12, 1916

After leaving the entrenching battalion, Private Winter joined the 21st Battalion in the front-line trenches north of Bully-les-Mines, France


May 26, 1917

Admitted to the No. 4 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Myalgia in his legs and arms.  He was transferred the same day, first to the No. 5 CFA, then to the No. 1 CFA for treatment


May 31, 1917

Discharged to duty from the field ambulance


Nov 28, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 15, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


May 15, 1918

While in the front-line trenches north-east of Mercatel, France, Private Winter received shrapnel wounds to his face, right hand, foot and leg.  He was evacuated to the No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance for first aid before being transferred to the casualty clearing station for further treatment


May 16, 1918

Transferred to the No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Doullens where Private George Garnes Winter died of his wounds.  He was buried in the nearby Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension.


Following the war, the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. M. Winter, Glen Alda, Ontario

A second Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. John Winter, at the same address


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