Person Male Born 6/2/1905 Died 17/4/1941
One of five fire-watchers killed on the night bombs fell on Chelsea Old Church and the surrounding area. Manager at Gregory Bottley & Co. Mineralogists of 30 Old Church Street. He had been with the firm since leaving school. Married with two children.
Andrew Behan has researched this man:
Fire-watcher Frederick Charles Winter was born on 6 February 1905 in Wimbledon, Surrey, the youngest of the eight children of of Albert Henry Winter and Leah Winter née Manning. His father was a Gunmaking Stocker. The 1911 census shows the whole family living at 67 Quicks Road, Wimbledon. His father died 1921. In 1936 he married Nora Grace Edwards in Wandsworth and they had two daughters Mary J Winter who was born on 21 May 1938 and Patricia M Winter who was born in late 1939. The 1939 England and Wales Register show him living with his wife and child together with his widowed mother at 67 Quicks Road, Wimbledon and his occupation was listed as Mineralogist Geologist. Optical Lens Maker. He was killed, aged 36 years, in the early hours of 17 April 1941 by a German parachute mine in Chelsea. His widow and children lived at 129 Graham Road, Wimbledon.