Joseph Henry Winterbottom

First Name: 
Joseph
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Winterbottom
Mother's Name: 
Janet Winterbottom
Father's Name: 
John Winterbottom
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 17, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, July 24, 1916
Place of Death: 
Poziere France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds recieved
Details: 

Joseph Winterbottom (Service No. 575) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1885. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old gas service layer who had spent time in the Militia.

He embarked on HMAT A23 Suffolk with E Company, 2nd Battalion on 18th October 1914.
After training in Egypt he sailed for Gallipoli. He survived the early fighting but was shot in the ankle, however he returned to the fighting after treatment. He was evacuated sick on 29th July and missed the Lone Pine battles. Joseph returned to Gallipoli on 31st October and remained until the evacuation. On 28th November he was promoted to Corporal and then on return to Egypt he was promoted to Sergeant on 25th January 1916.

Joseph arrived in France on 28th March 1916 with A Company, 2nd Battalion as a Sergeant scout. He took part in the fighting for Poziere where he was wounded in action on 23rd July 1916, where he was hit in the stomach by a shell. Joseph was evacuated to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station for treatment but died from his wounds the next day.

He is buried in Puchvillers Cemetery Plot II, Row A, Grave 43.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, WINTERBOTTOM JOSEPH HENRY

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