Tuesday 19 August 2014

Clayton West, Capt C J Wintour Memorial, All Saints' Church

Magnificent memorial to Charles Wintour in Clayton West Church
(photo taken 2 August 2014)
Brass plaque in the floor at the foot of the above memorial

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photographs by Nigel Croft

Inscription on the main memorial: 

To the memory of Captain / Charles John Wintour R.N. / who commanded the fourth destroyer flotilla at the / Battle of Jutland Bank and / was killed on the bridge of His / Majesty's Ship Tipperary while / gallantly leading a night / attack on the enemy's ships / Born 10 Dec 1871 Died 31 May 1916

And on the brass on the floor (which looks sunken in now as the floor of the church has been raised):

During the night the British heavy ships were not attacked, but the Fourth, Eleventh and Twelfth Flotillas under Commodore Hawkesley and Captains Charles J Wintour and Anselm J B Stirling delivered a series of very gallant and successful attacks on the enemy causing him heavy losses.  It was during these attacks that the server losses inthe Fourth Flotilla occurred including that of Tipperary with the gallant leader of the Flotilla Captain Wintour.  He had brought his flotilla to a high pitch of perfection and although suffering severely from the fire of the enemy a heavy toll of enemy vessels was taken & many gallant actions were performed by the flotilla.

[partially hidden]
Dispatch of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe GCB GCVO 24 June 1916

Read more about Charles John Wintour on Barnsley Soldiers Remembered

Charles is also remembered on the
Clayton West and High Hoyland Memorial, Church Lane/Holmfield Road, Clayton West and the Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Charles has no known grave and is commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website


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