WINCOTT Raymond Thomas

  • First Name(s):
    Raymond 
    Thomas 
  • Surname:
    WINCOTT
  • Service Number:
    29611
  • Rank:

    Private

  • Conflict:
    WW1
  • Service:
    Army
  • Army Sector:
    Infantry
  • Regiment:
    Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
  • Battalion:
    7th Battalion
  • Former Units:
    Formerly 8/2070, Training Reserve Battalion.
  • Date of Death:
    23rd August 1918
  • Age At Death:
  • Cause of Death:
    Died of wounds
  • Place of Death:
    Unknown
  • Place of Burial:
    Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France, Grave IV. D. 31.
  • Place of Birth:
    Kempsey, Worcestershire, resident Sidemoor, Bromsgrove, enlisted Stourbridge, Worcestershire
  • Home Town:
    Unknown
  • Casualty's Relatives:

    Son of Thomas Moreland and Ada Jessie Wincott (nee Compton) of Sidemoor.

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Notes About The Memorial(s) Listed Above

Bromsgrove Baptist Church WW1 Memorial as R. Wincott.
Bromsgrove All Saints Church WW1 Memorial as R.J. Wincott.

Further Information About WINCOTT Raymond Thomas

Raymond Wincott was born at Kempsey in 1899, one of 3 children of Thomas Moreland and Ada Jessie Wincott (nee Compton), Broad Street, Sidemoor.  Prior to enlisting he was employed as a plumber.

Bromsgrove Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, 31st August 1918:
Mr T. Wincott of Broad Street, Sidemoor, employed at Barnsley Hall Asylum, received news this week that his youngest son, Private R.T. Wincott, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, was admitted to a Casualty Clearing Station on Friday 23rd August and died the same evening.  His injuries were in the legs and right shoulder.  In the course of a letter to the boy’s mother the Rev W.S. Kirkpatrick, Chaplain to the Forces says:
“May I offer you and your friends my sincere sympathy in your great sorrow.  It is so little that anyone can say to help, but I pray that God may comfort and sustain you in your heavy trial.  Your son has given his life for his Country and his friends and Jesus said there is no greater love than that.  We may feel confident that he has gone to be with Him and enjoys the reward of those who were faithful unto death.  He rests with others, who, like him have given all.”
Private Wincott, who was 19 years of age, joined the army in February 1917, previous to which he was an apprentice to Mr H. Jennings, plumber, Bromsgrove.  He was invalided home from France last winter, and had not long returned to the front when he met his death.  His brother is serving with the Royal Air Force.

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Credits: Casualty researched by Chris and Angela Lucas. Additional information researched by Andy Frisby.