Other names: Thomas Walter
Locations in this story: Dorchester, DorsetTarrant Monkton, DorsetBalkansIwerne Minster, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Thomas Walter Winsor was born in Dorchester, Dorset, on 16 Sep 1887 and baptised at St. Peters Church, Dorchester, on 6 Nov 1887 the son of George Winsor and Louisa Lucy Winsor (nee Horne). By 1911 the family had moved to Tarrant Monkton, Dorset, and from there Thomas had enlisted and joined Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 11102). He served with the 1st and 5th Battalions at times in the Balkans rising to the rank of Sergeant. He married Amy Mildred Wareham at Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 10 Jul 1918 and registered his residence as Bowers Barn, The Drove, Iwerne Minster, on the Absent Voters List. He was eventually discharged on 5 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He was also in receipt of a small pension in view of receiving, whilst serving, gunshot wounds to the right arm and back. He set up home at Bowers Barn, The Drove, Iwerne Minster. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Forge, West Hill, Dorchester, working as a Permanent Way Labourer on the railway. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1956. His brother, Frederick James Winsor, also served in the conflict.