Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Charles John Wintour 1871-1916

HMS Tipperary (from the memorial page for a sailor who lost his life
in the same action as Captain Wintour)
December 1871 at High Hoyland, West Yorkshire
Baptised 25 February 1872 at Clayton West with High Hoyland

Son of:
Reverend Fitzgerald Thomas Wintour b.1830 at Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire d.Q3 1898 at High Hoyland.  1891: The Rectory High Hoyland, Rector of High Hoyland.
who was married at St James, Thornes on 7 May 1854 to

Isabella Milnes Wintour (nee Gaskell) b.1835 at Thornes, Yorkshire d. June 1916

Position in family: The third son and tenth child of 12 children
1. Mildred Wintour b.1856

2. Mary Wintour b.1858
3. Isabel M Wintour b.1859
4. Fitzgerald Wintour b.30 December 1860 d. 18 June 1950 WW1 SERVICE
5. Francis Wintour b.1863
6. Evelyn Wintour b.1864
7. Violet Wintour b.1866
8. Anna Mabel Wintour b.1869
9. Kathleen Wintour b.1870
10. Charles J Wintour b.1871 WW1 KILLED
11. Margaret Wintour b.1873
12. Ulick Fitzgerald Wintour b.1877

Home address, age and occupation:
1881: The Rectory, High Hoyland, Scholar aged 9

1891:  HMS Volage at Spithead, Midshipman aged 19
1901: *not found*
1911: HMS Forward at Chatham Dockyard, Commander aged 39

Marriage: He was married to Katherine Mary Keyes, daughter of General Sir Charles Patton Keyes,  at Holy Trinity, Brompton on 3 October 1900.

1. Rosemary Wintour b.1906

2. John Milnes Wintour b.1909

Military Service:
Enlisted: He appears in the Navy List in 1888 as Midshipman with seniority from 15 Nov 1887
Regiment and Battalion:    Royal Navy HMS Tipperary (at death)
Service number and rank:  Captain
Awards: 1914 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal

Death:     1 June 1916  aged 44 (although it says 31 May on his memorial)
CWGC Remembered: Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

Son of the Rev. Fitzgerald Wintour and Mrs. Wintour, of High Hoyland, Barnsley, Yorks; husband of Katherine Mary Wintour, of Pickering Cottage, Loose, Maidstone.


Clayton West and High Hoyland Memorial, Church Lane/Holmfield Road, Clayton West

Clayton West, Capt C J Wintour Memorial in All Saints' Church, and on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial


More information about Charles John Wintour:

The Dreadnought Project 

The Peerage 

Dungannon War Dead - Writer 3rd Class James Gayton Maclean

Barnsley Chronicle 10 May 1919
(thanks to Barnsley Archives)

Memorial to a Gallant Officer
Son of a Former Local Vicar

At Clayton West Parish Church on the 17th inst., Admiral Tyrwhitt will unveil a memorial to the late Capt. Charles John Wintour, the leader of the fourth flotilla at the Battle of Jutland, who was killed on his ship, the Tipperary, while gallantly leading his group of destroyers in a successful night attack on the German Fleet.

Capt Wintour was born in the parish of High Hoyland, and his father was the Vicar of Clayton West for some years.  The memorial is in the nature of a family tribute, and among the family who will be attending its unveiling will be the late officer's widow, and his two brothers, General Wintour and Mr Alec Fitzgerald Wintour.  The monument has a marble base, and is classically moulded on a pedestal standing about 4ft 6in high, and containing on its central panel an inscription commemorative of the manner of the flotilla leader's death.  On the pedestal is a monumental urn, having on the face a representation of the destroyer Tipperary, carved in low relief.  This is surmounted by an elaborately carved shield bearing Capt. Wintour's arms.  The design is by Sir Charles Allom.

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