WINTERS, JOSEPH HENRY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Age
44
Parents
Son of John Winters of Loughgall, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Supply clerk
Service number
B/85466
Engagement
1941-05-30, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-09-17, France
Date of death
1944-12-06
Died
Belgium, Died in road accident
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
Plot 11 | Row F | Grave 2

"ALWAYS REMEMBERED"

Military grave
Additional info

Soldier is of slightly above average mentality. Is of good appearance, of pleasant manner and personality and creates a favourable impression. Seems stable and dependable. Impresses as normal emotionally and of well balanced character. Should make good as N.C.O.

Overseas on April 12, 1944.

Qualified Driver I/C Class 3 (Wheeled) on June 10, 1944.

Assigned to Royal Army Service Corps, 21 Army Group on September 17, 1944.

1432015 Driver Webb, E.J. Royal Engineers (U.K.) having been duly sworn states:
On the 6th December 1944 at approximately 1010 hrs I was driving a Mack (truck) and was travelling in the direction of Tournai/Doornik, Belgium. My average speed was 20-24 m.p.h. I was on the right of the road and about 2 to 3 feet away from the footpath. Visibility at that time was fairly good.
On my left I saw a convoy of about 4 3-Ton vehicles approaching me at a distance of about 200-300 feet, their speed was about 20 m.p.h. immediately slackened speed. The convoy was passing a stationary steam tram which emitted a cloud of steam which covered the road obscuring my view.
Suddenly a utility truck appeared out of the steam travelling in the opposite direction to myself - the utility was roughly in the centre of the road, the utility immediately commenced to zig-zag and then swerved to my right, in doing so he caught my mudguard which threw him on to his side on the pavement.

The accident took place on main road N7 between Rue Bourgambray and Rue d'Havinnes.
Army vehicle M5397075.
Injured 822204 Sgt W. Jones, Pte Winters, S/6933114 Pte Bradford. (Traffic Accident Report)
Witness reports that Pte Winters was seriously hurt and was carried to Dr. Dambruin, who gave him first aid, but the driver died about 10 minutes later.

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