Laid to rest at Ipswich Old Cemetery

Born: 20th June 1871, Plaxtol, Kent.

Baptised with his twin brother Frederick 30th July 1871, at Plaxtol. Parents: James & Elizabeth Winn.

Died: Sunday, 10th October 1915; age: 44; at Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Gravesend, Kent.


Rank: Gunner Service number:68005

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 5th Battery


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Bridget Winn, of 132, Burton Street, Hillsborough, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.




1881   3, Gothic Cottages, Shorne, Kent.


Albert was 9 years old and living with his widowed mother, twin brother & siblings.

Elizabeth Winn (nee Garland), 41, a Charwoman, born Plaxtol.

Thomas Winn, 15, an Agricultural Labourer, born Plaxtol.

John Winn, 13, a Shop Boy – Grocer, born Plaxtol.

Frederick Winn, 9, born Plaxtol.

Agnes Winn, 6, born Kemsing, Kent.

Harriet Winn, 2, born Shorne.


1891   Woolwich Dockyard.


Albert was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Driver for the Royal Artillery.

1901   6, Barrack Road, Leeds, Yorkshire.


Albert was 29 years old, a Soldier – Bombardier – Royal Field Artillery. He was married and Head of the Household.

Bridget, 29.

Albert, 6.

Kathleen, 4.

Frederick, 1.


In 1911, Albert’s wife and children were living at the Barracks, at Crondall, Hampshire.

Bridget, 36.

Kathleen, 14.

Frederick, 11.

Ethel, 9.

Christopher, 6.


Albert’s father was James Winn born May 1843, Shipbourne, Kent – died May 1879, at St. Bart’s Hospital, Rochester, Kent – an Agricultural Labourer.


Albert married Bridget Cocoran, born 1872, Shannagh, County Longford, Ireland.

Bridget and Albert had seven children:

Albert Edward Winn, born 1894, Athlone, Ireland.

Kathleen Mary Winn, born 1896, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland.

Florence Bridget Winn, born 1897, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland – died 1900, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Frederick Thomas Winn, born 1899, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Ethel Mary Winn, born 1901, Leeds, Yorkshire – died 1901, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Christopher John Winn, born December 1904, Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland.

Norah Eileen Winn, born 1912, Ewshott Camp, Odiham, Hampshire.


Probate to Bridget Winn – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Bridget Winn – widow.


Evening Star – Friday, 15th October 1915 – MILITARY FUNERAL AT IPSWICHOn Thursday, 14th October in the afternoon the funeral took place at Ipswich cemetery of Bombardier Albert Winn, of the 5th Battery, R.F.A., whose death took place on the 10th at the Military Hospital, from pneumonia. The cortege, which started from the Barracks, consisted of the brass band of the 2/6th County of London Rifles, playing appropriate music, a firing party in charge Sergeant Taylor, with arms reversed, a gun carriage with six black horses conveying the coffin covered with the Union Jack, and about a hundred rank and file under Major Barnes. On arrival at the Cemetery, the service was conducted by the Reverend Father Bernard Samuel McCaul, and at the conclusion three volleys were fired, and the buglers sounded the “Last Post.” There were several floral tributes, including the following: – With deepest sympathy from the officers of the 5th Battery, the staff-sergeants on the 5th Battery, and the N.C.O.s and men of the 5th Battery. The mourners present were the widow, two sons and two daughters. The coffin, of polished elm, with black fittings, bore the following: – “Bombardier Albert Winn, died October 10th, 1915, aged 44 years.! The arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, the Government contractors.


Photograph courtesy of John.


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