(Service number 6/1431)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||16 October 1894||Place of Birth||Amberley|
|Address at Enlistment||50 Russell Square, Timaru|
|Occupation||Clerk (NZ Railways)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||G. WINSKILL (father), Amberley, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||2nd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 December 1914|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Machine Gun Corps|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||27 March 1918||Age||23 years|
|Place of Death||Somme, France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France|
|Memorial Reference||V. D. 3.|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Winskill was born on 16 October 1894 at Amberley, the eldest son of George and Mary (née Blain) Winskill. He was educated at the local Amberley School. George was a clerk for New Zealand Railways at Timaru when he enlisted. He nominated his father as next-of-kin. Just 20 years old, he embarked on 14 December 1914.
In August 1915 Private George Winskill was wounded at the Dardanelles. Sergeant George Winskill had been at the Front for over three years when he was killed in action at the Somme by a sniper. He was initially buried in an isolated trench near colincamps and later interred in the Euston Road Cemetery.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 September 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 September 2020]; School Admission record (Oamaru Branch NZSG) [29 September 2020]; Otago Witness, 15 September 2020 (Papers Past) [28 September 2020].
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Teresa Scott, SC branch NZSG
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