Lieutenant Myles William von Winckler was an officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1893, in Demerara, British Guiana (now Guyana), the son of Dr. William J, employed in the colony's Government Medical Service, and Aimable Louise von Winckler (née Pairaudeau), who was born in the colony. He studied in England, attending St. Paul's School and Wadham College, Oxford.[1] Von Winckler subsequently entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, [1] and was gazetted into the Middlesex Regiment in June 1915.[2]

Von Winckler died on 1 August 1917, during the Third Battle of Ypres, when he was shot by a sniper shortly before his company, which he was commanding, was to be relieved from its positions.[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Menin Gate Memorial.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Times (41589), Col F, p. 8. "Fallen Officers". 21 September 1917
  2. London Gazette (29193), p. 20, 15 June 1915. Retrieved 8 October 2012.


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