Private Edward R. Winter
SAC 1912-1914

Private Edward Rozier Winter was the son of Thomas and Florence Winter of St. John's, Newfoundland. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1912 to 1914.

He enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment and served at Gallipoli and in Egypt. (He was listed as a Second Lieutenant in the June 1919 Review however the Veterans Affairs Memorial Page shows his rank as a Private.) 

Winter was killed in action at Beaumont Hamel on Saturday July 1, 1916 at the age of 18 years. At Beaumont Hamel, the 1st Battalion of the Newfoundland Regiment, part of the 29th British Division, lost two thirds of its entire strength in about an hour's exposure to German artillery and machine guns. July 1 in Newfoundland is still a day of commemoration and mourning. He is buried in Ancre British Cemetery, France (Grave Reference: II. B. 9.) 

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Edward Winter. This page also has a link to his commemoration on Page 134 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.