The AIF Project


Regimental number4776
Place of birthQueenscliff Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMiss Elsie Stafford, Meredith, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, Samuel Winfield, Marcus Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4776A
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At CORBIE on evening of 30th April, 1918, when Brigade Headquarters was being heavily shelled, the Wireless station dug out was destroyed by a shell, one sapper being wounded and buried. At great risk to himself Corporal WINFIELD left his dug out and with the assistance of another man cleared the debris from the wounded man and carried him to a place of safety. This entailed half an hourUs strenuous work in an exposed position under very heavy shell fire. Corporal WINFIELD who is the Brigade Bombing N.C.O. has always shown great zeal in the execution of his office and the greatest coolness and courage under the most trying circumstances. Corporal WINFIELD performed this act of gallantry on his own initiative and was not warned for the duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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