Person    | Male  Born 1/9/1901  Died 17/9/1918

Boy 1st Class Albert Edward Winstone

Categories: Armed Forces

War dead, WW1 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having died in WW1.

Boy 1st Class Albert Edward Winstone

Albert Edward Winstone was born on 1 September 1901 in Hawthorn Grove, Penge, the youngest of the seven children of George Henry Winstone (1863-1931) and Jane Elizabeth Winstone née Reeves (1865-1929). His birth was registered in the 4th quarter of 1901 in the Croydon registration district, Surrey.

His six siblings were: George Edwin Winstone (1884-1884), Louisa Georgina Winstone (1885-1885), Jane Frances Winstone (1887-1892), Edwin Thomas Winstone (1889-1891), William Alfred Winstone (1895-1964) and Hilda Winstone (1899-1903).

When his father completed the 1911 census return form, he was shown as aged 9 years, living at 103a Hawthorn Grove, Penge, London, SE20, with his parents and his surviving brother, William Alfred Winstone. His father described himself as a carpenter and William Alfred Winstone as a van guard.

On 17 August 1917, aged 15 years, he enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class, service number J/76618, giving his occupation as a machine boy and went to the training establishment, HMS Impregnable, in Devonport, Devon. It was here that he was promoted to Boy 1st Class on 9 February 1918. After serving in various units he was eventually transferred to HMS Glatton on 31 August 1918.

He died, aged 17 years, on 17 September 1918 as a result of injuries sustained when an explosion occurred on HMS Glatton the previous day in Dover Harbour, Kent. His body was buried in Row W5, Grave 7629 in the Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TD. His death was registered in the 4th quarter of 1918 in the Dover registration district. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal.

Shown as A. E. Winstone on the Penge war memorial, he is also commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and on the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War website.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Boy 1st Class Albert Edward Winstone

Commemorated ati

Penge war memorial

The WW2 civilian list identifies 14 people who worked in civil defence and wh...

Read More

Other Subjects

Sir John Jennings

Sir John Jennings

Naval officer.  Governor of Greenwich Hospital 1720 to his death, there.

Person, Armed Forces, Benefactor, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
W. L. Sutton

W. L. Sutton

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)

3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)

On 23 July 1901, the 3rd County of London Imperial Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) was formed and on 1 April 1908, the regiment was renamed as the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) and transfe...

Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial
Ernest Herbert Pitcher, VC

Ernest Herbert Pitcher, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 8 August 1917, age 28, while serving in the Royal Navy. "With his ship under attack from an enemy submarine he continued to man his gun and direct effective fire. ...

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Robert Napier

Robert Napier

Indian army officer.  Born Ceylon, the son of an army officer.  Also served in China and Abyssinia.  Field Marshal and Constable of the Tower of London.  Died at home 63 Eaton Square. Not as far a...

Person, Armed Forces

1 memorial