Driver Samuel Winder (Wynder) 6978

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Name:  Driver Samuel Winder (Wynder) 6978

Date of Birth:  April 1882

Address:   61 Lorraine Road, Aylestone  Park, Leicester

Parents Names: 


Sarah d.1903

Occupation before the war:   Rubber Labourer

Siblings Names:

Sarah Elizabeth b.1877  |  Henry b.1881  |  George b.1885  |  William b.1887 d. 1913

John b.1888  |  Thomas b.1891  |  Joseph b.1893  |  Bertram b.1898

Date Died:   19.3.1916

Age:  34

Place of Death:   France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  

Plot VI, Q, 1

Merville Communal Cemetery, Merville, Nord Pas de Calais, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action


88th Brigade Ammunition Column

Royal Field Artillery


British Victory medal

War Medal

1914 – 15 Star

Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Married Eva Mawby Starr in January 1909
  • Children – Samuel born 1910; Henry b 1912; William Edward b 1913
  • On 1911 census, spelling of surname was Wynder.

 The 14th December 1998 edition of the Leicester Mercury published the following under the heading, “TERRIBLE FAMILY TOLL OF TWO WORLD WARS” The article also carried two photograph’s. The 80th Anniversary of the First World War Armistice caused Mrs M. I. Tipton of Evington to seek out a carefully preserved black-edged memorial card commemorating her late husband Mr Stanley Tipton’s three uncles who made the ultimate sacrifice in that ‘War to end Wars.’ They were Samuel, Bertram and Joseph Winder (DCM) – the brothers of Mrs Tipton’s late mother-in-law, Mrs Sarah Tipton who when her mother died brought up several of her brothers along with her own two sons. Sarah’s husband William also fought in the Great War. The memorial card states Samuel Winder (20) sic, and Bertram (34) sic died of wounds while serving with the Leicester’s sic. Joseph (25) who was in the Seaforth Highlanders was killed in action a few days before the Armistice, having never seen his six month old son.