Arthur Jesse WINN

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Arthur Jesse WINN

Private Arthur Jesse Winn
49th Battalion, The Australian Imperial Force

Private Winn (Reg No: 3674) was treated at the 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Southall in Middlesex.

He was the third child of George Jesse and Ellen Serace Winn and followed his older brother (George) Percy into the Army. Percy promised his mother he would look out for Arthur. When Arthur arrived in England en route to the Front, he went to visit his father’s mother, Mary Winn of Painwick, Gloucestershire. The local newspaper wrote an article about his visit. Percy arranged for Arthur to be transferred to be with him and, when Arthur was injured and subsequently died, Percy never forgave himself. Percy was also injured and only lived until his early 40s.

Private Winn’s niece, Elyna Macklin (nee Winn), writes:

My grandmother Edna and Arthur were brother and sister.Arthur was the third child born to George Jesse Winn and Ellen Serace Ransley. He was one of 10 children – Hilda Florence Ellen Winn (b.1893), George Percival Winn (b.1894), Arthur Jesse Winn (b.1895), Alma Ruby Mary Winn (b.1896), Vera May Winn (b.1901), Frank Bernard Winn (b.1902), Harold Leslie Winn (b.1905), Edna Serace Winn (b.1906), Norval Eric Winn (b.1908), and Thelma Audrey Winn (b.1912). Arthur died 18 October, 1921 in Brisbane, Australia.

I have attached two photos of Arthur, one is a body shot of Arthur in uniform, the other was taken in England during World War I: it is of himself and his grandmother Mary Anne Winn, who resided in Painswick.I believe the photo was taken in the church garden in Painswick.There is mention of his wounding in the Painswick Gleanings (1918) – "grandson of Mrs Winn of New Street wounded during fighting whilst serving as a member of the Australian forces.”

Winn, Private Arthur Jesse 1
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - with grandmother Mary Anne Winn in Painswick, England
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - letter 1
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - letter 2
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - letter 3
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - letter 4
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - papers 1
Winn, Private Arthur Jesse - papers 2