Winfield, G T or T G
GEORGE THOMAS or THOMAS GEORGE WINFIELD
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 12 August 1915, and was killed in action during the successful clearance and capture of the last remaining part of Thiepval in German hands. Unfortunately, George’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 21 October 1916; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 29 September 1917, 28 September 1918 and 27 September 1919.
Son of George and Lucy (formerly ROBERTS, nee HEARN) WINFIELD.
His parents married 1875 in the Fulham, London, district. Lucy died 16 January 1917 in Watford aged 70, and was buried 20 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; George died 1919 in Watford aged 71, and was buried 25 June, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery. There is a Death announcement for Lucy in the Observer dated 27 January 1917.
George was born 1886 in Watford, and baptised 24 September 1886 at St Mary’s, Watford. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1901 Census, a boy member of crew aged 15, he was stationed on H.M.S. Impregnable, based at Maker, Cornwall. On the 1911 Census, an able seaman aged 25, he lived at the Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham. Kent.
Date of death27/09/1916
Age at death29
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)