Lance Corporal George Thomas Winch

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

16 Nov 1882

Date of Death

5 Nov 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death

Royal Naval Hospital
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Wilmington (St Michael) Churchyard
United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 21st November 1918

L-Cpl George Thomas Winch, CH/14986, Royal Marine Light Infantry, died from double pneumonia in the Royal Naval Hospital, Edinburgh, on November 5th, 1918. He was aged 36.

Luton-born George had originally enlisted at Plymouth in 1901 for 12 years, and was in the Royal Fleet Reserve when mobilised at the outbreak of war. He saw service on various fronts, including Gallipoli and France, and during his last 12 months had been on patrol duty at sea.

Son of Thomas and Jane Winch, he had lived at 32 Dudley Street, Luton, until 1901. At the time of the 1911 Census he was on the battleship HMS Formidable, then moored in Chatham Dockyard, Kent.

He had by 1911 married Emma Martha Gower, who at the time of his death was residing in the Wilmington area of Dartford. They had a daughter, Ivy Jane, born in 1913.

George was buried at Wilmington (St Michael) Churchyard. Although born in Luton, he is not included on the Luton Roll of Honour.

Author: Deejaya

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