Fritz Winnin

Alias Fritz Carl Alfred Winnin, known as 'Fred'; Frederick
Born 25.07.1892
Place Riga, Latvia
Ethnic origin German / Latvian
Religion Lutheran
Father John Winnin
Mother Lena Winnin

Wife Amy Elsie Winnin (née Rylatt, late Hecktor), married 1918; children: Frederick John (1919-1939), William Thomas b. 1920, Elsie Margaret b. 1923, Gordon James b. 1925


Friend Valdimar Hektor, with whom he served together and whose widow he married

Residence before arrival at Australia Worked on sailing barques as a sailor from Cardiff, mostly to America
Arrived at Australia from New York
on 7.03.1916
per Milverton
disembarked at Newcastle,NSW (deserted ship - information from the family)
Residence before enlistment Newcastle, NSW
Occupation 1916 seaman; 1925 miner sewerage, 1939 labourer
Naturalisation 1940
Residence after the war Sydney
Died 2.04.1965, Sydney

Service #1

Service number 2195
Enlisted 8.03.1916
Place of enlistment Newcastle
Unit 1st Pioneer Battalion, 5th Pioneer Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1916-1917
Final fate RTA 15.02.1918
Discharged 11.07.1918 MU


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From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

[During WWII] Fritz Winnin, employed by the Water Board, was threatened with the sack for being an alien, at the same time as his three sons were enlisting in the army and the RAAF.