Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1894
Lieu de naissance:
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Blacksmith

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Farrier-Sergeant
Numéro de service:
772
Incorporation date:
19/08/1914
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Field Artillery, 11th Bde.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
20/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Broodseinde, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
23

Cimetière ou mémorial

Pas de cimetière ou de mémorial connu pour ce militaire.

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Farrier-Sergeant John Wynd served in the Australian Field Artillery 11th Brigade, part of the Divisional Royal Artillery of the 4th Australian Division. As a Farrier-Sergeant John Wynd looked after the horses of the Artillery Brigade. He was responsible for the shoeing of the horses. He would have had four Shoeing Smiths (of which 1 would be a Corporal) beneath him.
The Australian Field Artillery 11th Brigade already participated in the Battle of Broodseinde on the 4th and the Battle of Poelcapelle on the 9th of October 1917.
The bad weather and the destruction of the irrigation streams between the fields, due to the relentless shelling, had turned the terrain in a bog. The moving of the guns through the sticky mud proved to be a very strenuous task, exhausting men and horses alike. On the 11th the guns of the Australian Field Artillery 11th Brigade were moved forward. The batteries took up positions near the hamlet of Broodseinde. They were to support the attack of the 4th Australian Division during the First Battle of Passchendaele on the 12th of October 1917. But the First Battle of Passchedaele was unsuccessful and the advance came to a standstill. The Australian Field Artillery 11th Brigade remained at their positions near Broodseinde.
On the 20th of October 1917 the guns were putting down harassing fire on German roads and approaches and engaged several German batteries. The German artillery had been active throughout the day and responded to the Australian fire. Consequently the 42nd and 43rd Battery of the Australian Field Artillery 11th Brigade were heavily shelled. According to the War Diary the German shelling killed one other rank on the 20th of October 1917. It’s highly likely this was Farrier-Sergeant John Wynd, who was killed on the 20th of October 1917. His remains were never recovered and John Wynd is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Sources 6

AIF-project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/search
Sources utilisées
Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/all/?preferred_name=&service_number=&unit=&conflict=0&op=Search
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1602159/WYND,%20JOHN
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National Archives of Australia
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
Sources utilisées
The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
Sources utilisées
War Diary Australian Field Artillery 11th Bde.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/awm4/
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