Commemorated:

1. Memorial:La Clytte Military CemeteryII. A. 3.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918
    

Awards & Titles:

 

Acting Bombardier Listed as Private

Family :

Husband of Agnes Anne Wingell, of 78, Harborough Rd., Streatham, London.

Military :

Campaigns:

Unit :23rd Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery 
Attached : 
Action :The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

Detail :

He was on ‘Home Service’ from 21 June 1916 to 9 July 1917. He was promoted to ‘Lance Rank’ on 19 August 1916 and then to Acting Bombardier on 22 January 1917. He then went to join the British Expeditionary Force in France on 10 July, and on 17 July was posted from ‘base’ to the 23rd Heavy Battery, which had arrived in France, some two years earlier, on 15 September 1915.

Less than three weeks after going to France, he received gunshot wounds to his groin and back whilst he was ‘in action’ and was transferred to the 140th Field Ambulance, which was attached to the 41st Division in France where he died of his wounds on 31 July.

See full biography at Rugby Remembers.


31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Upper Norwood No. 1586 E.C.London

Initiated
Passed
Raised
8th December 1915
9th February 1916
17th May 1916
 

Acting Bombardier Listed as Private


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