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Pleasley Hill, Nottinghamshire
John William Wint was born in 18893 he was the son of Joseph an insurance agent and Mary Jane Wint née Barlow of 14 Parker Lane Mansfield Woodhouse. Joseph was born in 1863 at Alton, Staffordshire, Mary Jane Barlow was born in 1862 at Pleasley, they were married in 1881 at Pleasley and went on to have 7 children, sadly two of whom died in infancy or early childhood. In 1911 the family were living at 14 Parkers Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Joseph 48 yrs is an insurance agent, he is living with his wife Mary Jane 49 yrs and 4 of their children including John William 28 yrs a coal miner.
Worked at Sherwood Colliery.
03 Sep 1918
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14 Parker Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse.
16th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private John William Wint enlisted in May 1917 at Mansfield, he initially served with the service number 86519 in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment. he went to France in November 1917. He was serving with the 16th battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment when he was killed in action on 3rd September 1918 shot by a German sniper. He is buried at Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France.
Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser, 19/09/1918: Pte J W Wint of 16th bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of Mt and Mrs J Wint of 14 Parker Lane, Mansfield woodhouse. Killed in action, shot by a German sniper. Article published 20th September 1918 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “ANOTHER SOLDIER KILLED. – Pte. Baker, of the Royal Warwicks, has forwarded news that another of our Woodhouse heroes has gone West. The news refers to Pte. J. W. Wint, son of Mr. J. Wint, Parker's lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, who for 16 years prior to joining H.M. Forces was employed at the Shirebrook Colliery. He was well liked by his chums, and had a cheery word for all. He joined the Sherwoods in May, 1917, and afterwards transferred to the Warwicks, going out to France in the following September. He was home on leave only about three weeks ago. The unofficial news by letter is as follows: – “I, as a chum of your son, am sending you these few lines to let you know of a sorrowful loss you have sustained. Your son was killed in action by a German sniper on September 1st. [1] The bullet entered his heart, and he died without any suffering. We laid him to rest decently, but I cannot tell you the name of the place in this letter. His chums all join with me in asking you to accept our deepest sympathy in your sad loss.” 1] All official sources give his date of death as 3rd September 1918. Above article and information are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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