Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
John Winnett, photographed in camp in Egypt with his horse. Courtesy Bill and Lyn Winnett.
333 Trooper John Wylie Winnett – Reedy Flat Killed in Action 7 August 1915
….. served with the 8 th  Light Horse
John Winnett was born to William and Isabella Winnett in 1887 and grew up with five older and four younger siblings at Reedy Flat He went to School at Reedy Flat and was working on the family farm when he enlisted and trained with a handful of fellow East Gippslanders including the Evans brothers and James Moysey in the 8 th  Light Horse before embarking on the Star of Victoria. He sailed from Alexandria for Gallipoli on 16 May and spent two months in battle there before dying the same day as the Evans boys and others from wounds received from the action at the Nek. He is remembered on several memorials in the Tambo valley. He was not the only member of the family to serve. His younger brother Bertie saw action in France and returned home safely while his cousin Walter Winnett was later killed in France.