Portrait, William Winter; Unknown photographer; 1916; WY.1988.266.1


Portrait, William Winter

About this object

This is a hand coloured photographic portrait of William Winter of Menzies Ferry.

The son of William and Mary Winter nee Templeton, William was one of eleven children. His father was the saddler in Wyndham from 1872, and also owned land at Menzies Ferry.

When William enlisted in 1916, he was working as a farm hand on the Beggar farm at Woodlands.

William fought with the Otago Infantry Regiment, and died of wounds on 14 October 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele aged only 19. William had received gun shot wounds to his left arm and right knee resulting in compound fractures. He is buried in the Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West - Vlaanderen, Belguim V.D.20.


Unknown photographer

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organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood

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Handwritten in blue pen on reverse of frame: 'William Winter
Killed World War I
Donated by Winter Family'
Handwritten in black marker pen on reverse: ' 'WY 88 266'


h 650 mm x w 485 mm x d 50 mm

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People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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Military - World War One

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