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- Percy William Windebank -

Unknown person Name : Percy William Windebank.

Son of William Windebank and the late Emmie Lucock Windebank (née Munro)(died 1895) of 10 Victoria Buildings, East Street, Ventnor ; husband of Minnie Windebank of Stroud Cottages, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Born 1884 Ventnor.
Married 1916, Minnie Jackman, at All Saints Church, Freshwater. Child : Peggy Eugenie Agnes, born 1917.
  Census Information :

1891 : William and Emmie Windebank, with their children including Percy aged 7, are at the C E W Mens Institute, Newport Road, Ventnor. William Windebank is a Driver.

1901 : William Windebank, with children including Percy aged 17, is at 5, Fairlight House, South Grove Road, Ventnor. William Windebank is a Cabman, Percy Windebank is a Page, Messenger.

1911 : William Windebank, with children including Percy aged 27, is at 2 Alberry Terrace, Newport Road, Ventnor. Percy Windebank is a Labourer.

  Service details :

Company Serjeant Major 25401 Percy William Windebank, 15th Bn., Hampshire Regiment.

Formerly Private 6727 Hampshire Regiment. Attested for service on 18th January 1903, aged 18 years 10 months. Trade - Labourer. He was 5 ft 4 in tall, with Fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He had a tattoo of an anchor and 4 dots on his left forearm.
On transfer to the Army Reserve in 1911, he had grown to 5 ft 8 in.

Service included :
Home : 13.1.03 to 8.9.03
Malta : 9.9.03 to 1.12.05
Bermuda : 2.12.05 to 15.9.07
South Africa : 16.9.07 to 1.2.11
Home : 2..2.11 to 25.8.14 (Army Reserve)
BEF France : 26.8.14 to 2.1.15
Home : 3.1.15 to 25.5.15Gunshot wound to thigh 9.1.15
EF France : 26.5.15 to 1.1.16
Home : 2.1.16 to 12.1.16
  Casualty Details :

Died : 5 August 1917 aged 33.

Buried at : Cement House Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Freshwater War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, August 31, 1917 Page 3

Pte. Percy Windebank, son of Mr. William Windebank, of Ventnor, was killed in action in France on August 5th. He had served twelve years in the Hants Regiment when the Military Service Act came into operation, and being of military age, re-joined the same regiment. He had previously gone out to the Western Front, and was wounded in December, 1914. Pte. Windebank married just over twelve months ago, and leaves a wife and child.


Friday, September 14, 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
The Chairman said it was again his painful duty to move a vote of condolence to be passed with Mrs. Warren, who had lost a third son in the war, and with the relatives of Sergt.-Major P. Windebank, who was killed in action in France. Of seven of her sons in the Army, Mrs. Warren had lost three, her distress of mind must be great, and they all deeply sympathised with her and hoped she may get the best of all condolence. The vote was carried in silence.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, October 12, 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
Letters were read acknowledging the Council's votes of sympathy passed at the last meeting, from Mrs. Windebank and Mrs. Warren. (not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 15 July 2013 (added further newspaper reports)


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