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|Manuscript Name||Papers of Arthur Edward Winter|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 188|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
|Extent||4 boxes + 1 AV box|
|Location||Special Collections, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous|
This collection relates to Arthur Edward Winter and contains correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous
Arthur Edward Winter was born Arthur Edward Stanbridge on the 1st February 1885 at Worth, Sussex, England and died on the 23rd April 1972 at Booker Bay, New South Wales, Australia. He served in the British Royal Navy from 28th January 1903 until 8th January 1910, on various ships and shore establishments as a Signalman. He immigrated to Australia and married Alice Nora Tattersal on the 24th June 1912 at Leichhardt, Sydney. Prior to the war, he was employed in various jobs including as a butcher and owner of a number of fish and chip shops in Sydney, which were sold when he enlisted.
He enlisted in the Australian Infantry Forces on the 4th January 1916, embarked from Sydney on HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11th July 1916, and served as a sapper with Divisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 19. He proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone on 5th January 1917, and was taken on strength with the 2nd Divisional Signal Company on the 15th April 1917. He served as a sapper on the Western Front where he was gassed. He was admitted to Croydon War Hospital on 20th January 1918, whilst on furlough staying with his mother in Horley, Surrey, U.K.; transferred to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford on 1st March 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth on 14th March 1918. He returned to Australia from England on HMAT A37 Barambah on the 4th August 1918 suffering with pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. He was discharged from the Army on the 15th August 1919, for medical reasons. He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
After leaving the Army, Winter and his wife moved to Booker Bay, New South Wales and established a greengrocer's shop next to their home. He was a founding and very active member of many organisations within the local community; was a keen amateur radio operator before qualifying as a radio engineer; was a volunteer coast watcher during World War II and also taught semaphore at Ettalong and Woy Woy schools; he also published three editions of Teaching your budgerigar to talk.
Access: Open Access
This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy.
Copying: Copying of material authored by Arthur Edward Winter for private study and research is approved.
Papers of Arthur Edward Winter, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 188, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired from Arthur Edward Winter's daughter, Mrs N.E. Baddeley, in 1994 and 2000
World War, 1914-1918
Winter, Arthur Edward, 1885-1972
Soldiers, sailors, merchants
Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous
Biographical details for Arthur Edward Winter; explanatory notes and research material relating to Winter collected by his daughter, Mrs Norah Elizabeth Baddeley, 1916-1994.
Photocopies of letters from Arthur to his wife Alice Winter, written in Australia, on HMAT Barambah, in England and France, numbered 1-40 (there are a few missing letters), July 1916-2 March 1917 [see Box 2 Folder 7 for original letters], with explanatory notes by his daughter, Mrs Norah Elizabeth Baddeley
Photocopies of letters from Arthur to his wife Alice Winter written in France, numbered 41-83? (there are a few missing letters), 4 March 1917-8 October 1917 [see Box 3 Folder 8 for original letters]
Photocopies, 18 October 1917-30 May 1918 and 29 May - 2 June 1919 [see Box 4 Folder 9 for original letters]:
Photocopies of black and white photographs of Winter (housed in AV1), with annotations on the back of each photograph, including:
Laminated photocopies of post cards:
Miscellaneous material relating to Edward Arthur Winter:
2 Military patches & 1 metal matchbox cover
Original of letters in Box 1, Folder 2, July 1916-2 March 1917
Original of letters in Box 1, Folder 3, 4 March 1917-8 October 1917
Original of letters in Box 1, Folder 4, 18 October 1917-30 May 1918 and 29 May - 2 June 1919
Winter’s certificate of discharge, dated 15 August 1919
Black and white photographs, with annotations on the back of each photograph: