Other names: Thomas Walter
Locations in this story: Dorchester, DorsetTarrant Hinton, Blandford, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetBalkansDorchester, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Thomas Walter Winsor was born in Dorchester, Dorset, on 16 Sep 1887 and baptised at St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, on 6 Nov 1887 the son of George Winsor and Louisa Lucy Winsor (nee Horne). He lived his early life in Dorchester and later in Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 11102). He served in the Balkans rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was listed on the Absent Voters List 1918 as living at The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, where he married Amy Mildred Wareham on 10 Jul 1918. He was discharged from the Army on 5 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Forge, West Hill, Dorchester, Dorset, working as a Permanent Way Labourer on the Railway. His death was registered at Sturminster, Dorset, in 1956. His brother, Frederick James Winsor, also served in the conflict.