Charles William Winkworth

Sergeant Charles William Winkworth who lived in Belfast was a Glider Pilot on 17th September 1944, the first day of Operation Market Garden.


Charles William Winkworth


Sergeant Charles William Winkworth lived at 114 Alliance Drive, Belfast with his wife Mary Elizabeth Winkworth. He served in The Glider Pilot Regiment.

Sergeant Charles William Winkworth (5110811) served in The Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps during the Second World War. He was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Winkworth of 114 Alliance Drive, Belfast. His parents resided in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.

He died on 17th September 1944 aged 22 years old during the airborne assault as part of Operation Market Garden. As part of No. 6 Flight, C Squadron, he was the Pilot of Hamilcar GAL 318 that left R.A.F. Tarrant Rushton, Dorset, England. On landing, the glider overturned killing the Pilot and injuring Co-Pilot D.A. White.

Charles William Winkworth has no known grave. His name is on Panel 8 of the Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands. Records suggest removal of his body from the glider wreckage was not possible. The German army set fire to all destroyed gliders when they retook the landing zones.