John George Winter (1892-1918)

Died as a Conscientious Objector

By Jill Barber

John George Winter, a coal miner and Primitive Methodist, was born in 1892, and lived in Lanchester, County Durham. He was a talented member of his local amateur football club.

As a Conscientious Objector, he was sent to Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, where he died of pneumonia, on 13 July 1918,

His name is recorded on a wooden plaque made in 1923 giving the names of 70 British WW1 COs known to have died as a result of their treatment, which is now held in the Peace Pledge Union office.

This page was added by Jill Barber on 26/03/2016.