Winterbourne, J T
JAMES THOMAS WINTERBOURNE
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 5.
He enlisted in Bedford, and was awarded the Military Medal. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 26 July 1915, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras, an unsuccessful attack on Cherisy. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James and Florence (nee SHADBOLT) WINTERBOURNE of Watford.
His parents married 10 January 1897 at St Luke’s, West Holloway, London. James died 1937 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 4 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Florence died 1949 in Watford aged 72, and was buried 7 February, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
James was born 5 December 1896 in Islington, London, [not Tewin, Herts or Croydon, Surrey] and baptised 27 December 1896 at Holy Trinity, Haverstock Hill, London. He resided in Tewin.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Tewin, with his aunt and uncle. On the 1911 Census, aged 14 he still lived in Tewin, with his aunt and uncle.
Date of death03/05/1917
Age at death21
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)