Cyril Ernest Gustav WENCK

Male 1899 - 1930  (31 years)


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  • Name Cyril Ernest Gustav WENCK 
    Born 11 Feb 1899  Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 2 Mar 1917 to 4 Jan 1919  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War 1 
    • Cecil Ernest WINKS
      Regimental number: 6889
      Other Names: Cyril Ernest
      Religion: Church of England
      Occupation: Blacksmith
      Address: Kalbar, via Ipswich, Queensland
      Marital status: Single
      Age at embarkation: 18
      Next of kin: Step-Sister, Miss Nellie Kines [Hines], National Hotel, Petrie Bight, Brisbane, Queensland
      Enlistment Date: 2 March 1917
      Rank on enlistment: Private
      Unit name: 25th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
      AWM Embarkation Roll number: 23/42/6
      Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
      Rank from Nominal Roll: Private
      Unit from Nominal Roll: 25th Battalion
      Fate: Returned to Australia 4 January 1919
      Copyright The AIF Project, UNSW@ADFA, 2003-2005

      He received a gunshot wound to the head, fracturing his skull, in France on 28 June 1918.
      Said to have been encouraged by his sister to change his name to allow for a second attempt to join up as he first tried under Wenck and was rejected.
    AKA Cyril WICKS 
    AKA Cyril WINKS 
    Occupation Kalbar, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Blacksmith 
    Never married and had no children Never Married 
    Died 29 Aug 1930  Tingalpa Creek, Capalaba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 30 Aug 1930  Toowong, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Toowong Cemetery
      WICKS Cyril Ernest
      buried 30/8/1930, 31 years
      Portion 10, Section 62, Grave #31
      with mother Elizabeth Schimming

      Headstone
      Pte Cyril Ernest WINKS, 28 August 1930, 6889, 25th Battalion
    Notes 
    • (Medical):Cyril Ernest Gustav Wenck (also known as Cyril Ernest Winks) died in suspicious circumstances in 1930. He was at that time a war pensioner having served in the 25th Batt. AIF.
    Person ID I174  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2009 

    Father Carl Heinrich Wilhelm "Charlie" WENCK,   b. 22 Jul 1868, Bau, Schleswig (Bov, Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1900, Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Clara HINE,   b. 15 Feb 1873, West Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1947, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1898  Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1899 - Engelsburg (Kalbar), Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - World War 1 - 2 Mar 1917 to 4 Jan 1919 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - - Kalbar, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Aug 1930 - Tingalpa Creek, Capalaba, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Aug 1930 - Toowong, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1899/ 004396.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 1930/B011983.