Guide to the Papers of Arthur Edward Winter


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Manuscript Name Papers of Arthur Edward Winter
Manuscript Number MSS 188
Last Updated January 2020
Extent 4 boxes + 1 AV box
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous 

Collection Subject Type

Military

Scope and Content 

This collection relates to Arthur Edward Winter and contains correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous

Date Range of Content 

1916-1989

Biographical Note 

Arthur Edward Winter was born Arthur Edward Stanbridge on the 1st February 1885 at Worth, Sussex, England and died on the 23rd April 1972 at Booker Bay, New South Wales, Australia.  He served in the British Royal Navy from 28th January 1903 until 8th January 1910, on various ships and shore establishments as a Signalman.  He immigrated to Australia and married Alice Nora Tattersal on the 24th June 1912 at Leichhardt, Sydney. Prior to the war, he was employed in various jobs including as a butcher and owner of a number of fish and chip shops in Sydney, which were sold when he enlisted.

He enlisted in the Australian Infantry Forces on the 4th January 1916, embarked from Sydney on HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11th July 1916, and served as a sapper with Divisional Signal Company 1, Reinforcement 19.  He proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone on 5th January 1917, and was taken on strength with the 2nd Divisional Signal Company on the 15th April 1917.  He served as a sapper on the Western Front where he was gassed.  He was admitted to Croydon War Hospital on 20th January 1918, whilst on furlough staying with his mother in Horley, Surrey, U.K.; transferred to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford on 1st March 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth on 14th March 1918.  He returned to Australia from England on HMAT A37 Barambah on the 4th August 1918 suffering with pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.  He was discharged from the Army on the 15th August 1919, for medical reasons.  He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

After leaving the Army, Winter and his wife moved to Booker Bay, New South Wales and established a greengrocer's shop next to their home.  He was a founding and very active member of many organisations within the local community; was a keen amateur radio operator before qualifying as a radio engineer; was a volunteer coast watcher during World War II and also taught semaphore at Ettalong and Woy Woy schools; he also published three editions of Teaching your budgerigar to talk.

 

Administrative Information 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material authored by Arthur Edward Winter for private study and research is approved. 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Arthur Edward Winter, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 188, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired from Arthur Edward Winter's daughter, Mrs N.E. Baddeley, in 1994 and 2000

 

Subject Keywords 

Subjects

World War, 1914-1918

Personal Names

Winter, Arthur Edward, 1885-1972

Occupations

Soldiers, sailors, merchants

 

Container List 

Box 1

Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous

Folder 1

Biographical details for Arthur Edward Winter; explanatory notes and research material relating to Winter collected by his daughter, Mrs Norah Elizabeth Baddeley, 1916-1994.

  • 2 explanatory notes
  • Biography written by his eldest son [6 pages]
  • Correspondence with the Ministry of Defence. April-October 1987
  • Letter, note and documentation from the Australian Army – Central Army Records Office. September 1989
  • Print outs from the National Archives and ADFA – The AIF project websites

Folder 2

Photocopies of letters from Arthur to his wife Alice Winter, written in Australia, on HMAT Barambah, in England and France, numbered 1-40 (there are a few missing letters), July 1916-2 March 1917 [see Box 2 Folder 7 for original letters], with explanatory notes by his daughter, Mrs Norah Elizabeth Baddeley

Folder 3

Photocopies of letters from Arthur to his wife Alice Winter written in France, numbered 41-83? (there are a few missing letters), 4 March 1917-8 October 1917 [see Box 3 Folder 8 for original letters]

Folder 4

Photocopies, 18 October 1917-30 May 1918 and 29 May - 2 June 1919 [see Box 4 Folder 9 for original letters]:

  • Photocopies of letters from Arthur to his wife Alice Winter written in France, numbered 84-124 (there are a few missing letters);
  • Undated fragments of letters;
  • Winter's Certificate of Discharge, 15 August 1919;
  • Envelop [with photocopy]

Photocopies of black and white photographs of Winter (housed in AV1), with annotations on the back of each photograph, including:

  • Arthur Edward Stanbridge (later Winter), 1908 on HMS Physche. In the Royal Navy, changed his name in 1910 by common usage;
  • Arthur Edward Winter, in the A.I.F., in France, 1916;
  • Dad in France (Arthur Edward Winter), in the A.I.F., 1917.  He was a signaler in the 2nd Division;
  • In France in the A.I.F. with a friend, 1917;
  • 3 Winter brothers, Woy Woy 2nd grade footballers, c.1932.  Three eldest sons of Arthur Edward Winter: Don Winter, 1913-1988, Ted Winter, 1915-1990, Percy Winter, OAM, 1916-;

Laminated photocopies of post cards:

  • Post cards sent by Winter to his family during World War 1;
  • Post card sent to Winter by his mother in 1937

Folder 5

Miscellaneous material relating to Edward Arthur Winter:

  • Leaflet - Australian Imperial Force, Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia, Banking Facilities;
  • Photocopy of a 2 pages from Winter’s war diary, c1916;
  • Fragment of ‘Christmas 1917 greetings from the other side of the world’;
  • Photocopy of a ‘Souvenir menu of the first ANZAC dinner, held at Bay View Hotel, Woy Woy, Friday, 23rd April 1937;
  • Photocopies of 1942 Christmas greetings x 2, with ink annotations;
  • Roneoed Seasons Greetings from the Woy Woy Branch of the Catholic United Services Auxiliary, undated;
  • Transport work ticket, 18 January 1943;
  • Fragment of a documentation in German on guns
  • Blank forms in German x 4;
  • Photocopy of a letter from ‘our grandmother to my brother Ted’, dated 12 March 1940 [with an explanatory note by Mrs Norah Elizabeth Baddeley]; with the photocopy of an invitation by the Premier of New South Wales to Mr. and Mrs. E. Winters, April 1962
  • Photocopy of a letter from ‘our grandmother to my brother Stanley’, dated 23 November 1942 [with an explanatory note by Mrs Norah Elizabeth Baddeley];
  • War Service Homes Commission letter to A. E, Winter, 12 September 1945;
  • Photocopy of a letter written by Betty Winter (Mrs Baddeley), 26 March 1947;
  • Winter’s membership to the Woy Woy and District ANZAC Memorial Club, 3 March 1948 [with photocopy];
  • Letter to A. E. Winter from Charles [?] in East Grinstead for sending him a food parcel, 30 May 1949 [with photocopy];
  • Manuscript poem by [Winter] entitled ‘England’ [with photocopy];
  • Typescript poem by Winter entitled ‘Spirit of ANZAC, received by the Literary Dept, 30 April 1961 [with photocopy];
  • Photocopy of ‘Ted Winter remembers “A famous victory”’, newspaper clipping; also on the photocopy is a short note ‘France, 4/3/17, To Tommy & Teddy, signed Dad;
  • Roneoed drafts of poems and by A. E. Winter;
  • Roneoed draft of Mrs Alice Winter’s notes on meeting her husband in 1908;
  • News clipping of entitled ‘Government honors home front heroes’, captioned ‘First recipients of the Civilian Service Medal 1939-1945, one of which is Betty Baddeley [with photocopy];
  • Photocopy extract from Woy Woy Public School magazine entitled ‘Flo Terrill’s recollections of early Woy Woy’, p 58-59.  Flo was the eldest daughter of Winter;
  • Photocopy of ‘Letters from… Thomas (Tom) James Winter, July 1984;
  • Photocopy of ‘Early history of the Woy Woy P. & C. Association regarding A. E. (Ted) Winter, p 32;
  • Photocopy of a Christmas card to Dr Marie-Louise Ayres re information relating to the donation and additional details on the donation, 22 December 1995

Folder 6

2 Military patches & 1 metal matchbox cover

 

Box 2

Correspondence

Folder 7

Original of letters in Box 1, Folder 2, July 1916-2 March 1917

 

Box 3

Correspondence

Folder 8

Original of letters in Box 1, Folder 3, 4 March 1917-8 October 1917

 

Box 4

Correspondence

Folder 9

Original of letters in Box 1, Folder 4, 18 October 1917-30 May 1918 and 29 May - 2 June 1919

Winter’s certificate of discharge, dated 15 August 1919

 

AV

AV1

Photographs

Folder 10

Black and white photographs, with annotations on the back of each photograph:

  • Royal Navy, Arthur Edward Stanbridge (later Winter), 1908 on HMS Physche (in the Royal Navy, changed his name in 1910, by common usage);
  • Arthur Edward Winter, in the A.I.F., in France, 1916;
  • Winter in France (Arthur Edward Winter), in the A.I.F., 1917 (he was a signaller in the 2nd Division);
  • In France in the A.I.F. with a friend, 1917;
  • 3 Winter brothers, Woy Woy 2nd grade footballers, c.1932.  Three eldest sons of Arthur Edward Winter: Don Winter, 1913-1988, Ted Winter, 1915-1990, Percy Winter, OAM, 1916- .