William Addison Winner
Submitted by: Justin McKay
William Addison Winner served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known May 21, 1918 - November 27, 1918.
Corporal William Addison Winner, was born in Burlington, New Jersey on May 29, 1890. He was living in Riverton, New Jersey when he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. Later on, he moved to 26 Volan Street in Merchantville, New Jersey.
William A. Winner was inducted into the United States Army on May 21, 1918 at Beverly, New Jersey. After training at Camp Dix, he was sent to Camp Joseph E. Johnston in Jacksonville, Florida in July, 1918. He was promoted to Corporal on August 8, 1918 and was sent overseas shortly afterwards. Corporal Winner was assigned to Company M, 417th Motorized Supply Train, attached to the American First Army.
Winner survived the fighting in France only to fall victim to the Spanish flu that took the lives millions worldwide in 1918 and 1919. He passed away in Romagne, France on November 27 1918 due to the illness. He is buried Meuse Argonne American Cemetery, Plot C, Row 44, Grave 36.