28 Jul 2002                   

       Husband: Hermann Edward Richard WINKLER    Also known as Richard Russ WINKLER   died at age: 79 
          Born: 3 Jun 1862           in Leipzig  1,2
          Died: 1942                   
         Event: 1899                 published "Furs and Furriery"  3
       Resided: Aug 1890             at St Johns Colinton  4
   Naturalized: 15 Mar 1893          at Home Office signed H H Asquith  5
         Event: 28 Mar 1893          in Edinburgh swears Oath of Allegiance  6
         Event: 17 Aug 1897          in Leipzig a Deed of Disjuncture was issued  7
    Occupation: 1890                 Furrier at 132 Princes St Edinburgh  8,9
    Occupation:                      Furrier to The Queen  3
   Description:                      An honourable gentleman  10
        Father: Karl Edward WINKLER 
        Mother: Paulina RUSS 

          Wife: Margaret Fernie BRASH     died at age: 66 
       Married: 12 Aug 1890          at St John's Parish Colinton Midlothian  11
       Census : 1891                 at 85 [?] Marchmont Drive Edinburgh  12
   Family home: 1892                 at 5 Brights Crescent Edinburgh  13
          Born: 23 Apr 1864          in Midlothian Edinburgh  2,14
          Died: 1931                   
         Event:                      in Founder Inner Wheel Scotland  15
        Father: William BRASH 
        Mother: Helen WILLS 

     M Child 1: Edward Russ WINKLER  died at age: 73 
          Born: 7 Nov 1892           at 5 Brights Crescent Edinburgh  16
          Died: 1966                   
     Emigrated:                      to New Zealand  
      Military: WW I                 Capt. Royal New Zealand Field Artillery  17
      Military: WW I                 Military Cross  18
        Spouse: Patricia McMAHON  d. 29 Apr 1963  
       Married: 7 Jan 1921             
     M Child 2: William Otto Brash WINKLER  died at age: 57 
          Born: 7 Jul 1895           in Edinburgh  
          Died: 24 Nov 1952            
         Event:                      held wireless transmitting licence 2TF  19
         Event:                      made a cine film on the production and making up of furs  20
         Event: 1943 - 1944 President of Edinburgh Rotary Club  20
         Event: 1951 - 1952 Chairman East of Scotland Rotary  20
         Event: 30 Apr 1924          at The Merchants' Hall Edinburgh  21
     Education:                      Merchiston Castle School  20
    Occupation: 1911                 apprenticed to Meyer - furriers of Hannover, and in Leipzig  22
      Military: 1916                 pilot in Royal Flying Corps  20
      Military: 11 May 1917          shot down near Gavrelle France by Lothar von Richthofen  23
    Occupation:  - 1952 Proprietor Russ & Winkler 132 Princes Street Edinburgh  20
      Military: 16 Dec 1919          Mentioned in Despatches  24
      Military:                      prisoner of war - Bad Strohen  
        Spouse: Jessie Smith BICKERSTAFF  b. 11 Nov 1892  d. 22 May 1958  
     F Child 3: Helen Nora Pauline WINKLER  died at age: 86 
          Born: 3 Oct 1898             
          Died: 1985                   
(1) Certificate, gebornen um 3 Juni 1862 zu Leipsig. 
(2) Census 1891. 
(3) R Russ Winkler, Furs and Furriery, (MacNiven & Wallace, 1899). 
(4) Certified Copy, his bride also lived at St John's Colinton. 
(5) Certificate, Certificate of Naturalization to an Alien - to Hermann Edward 
Richard Winkler ...subject of the German Empire, having been born at Leipsic, in 
the Kingdom of Saxony...of the age of 30 years - a furrie - is married and has 
one child under age residing with him viz - Edward Russ Winkler aged 3 months 
and that in the period of eight years preceding is application he has resided 
for five years within the United Kingdom... 
(6) Certificate, I Hermann Edward Richard Winkler of 5 Brights Crescent, 
Edinburgh do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her 
Majesty Queen Victoria, Her Heirs and Successors, according to law.  So help me 
(7) Certificate, issued by the Royal Saxon Departmental Lieutenancy [Die 
koniglich Sachsische Kreishauptmannschaft] for HERW's disjuncture from the 
state-connection of the Kingdom of Saxony. 
(8) Certified Copy, Hermann Edward Richard Winkler furrier aged 28, Register of 
(9) Ind, FG: Richard, who was unhappy at home, wanted to come to this country. 
Frank Henry Russ set him up in Edinburgh under the name of Russ & Winkler and 
Richard Winkler bought himself out over the years. 
(10) Ind, Letter from NW Apr 1975 : 'Dad was very conscientious and an honourable 
gentleman always.  He sent money home always from the very start & kept a kindly 
eye on Lisbeth [his step sister]'. 
(11) Certified Copy, at St John's Parish of Colinton after publication according 
to the forms of the Church of Scotland 
by William Lockhart Minister before witnesses Emil Georg Winkler and Margaret 
(12) Census 1891, Herman E R Winkler head age 28 furrier and employer.  Born 
Saxony [Brit subj] 
Margaret F wife age 26 born Midlothian Edin 
Kate McLeod servant age 16 born Midlothian Edin

House has 4 rooms with one 
or more windows. 
(13) Certified Copy, from birth certificate of Edward Russ Winkler. 
(14) Certificate, HERW's Deed of Disjuncture gives date of birth. 
(15)  . 
(16) Certified Copy, at 3h pm to Hermann Edward Richard Winkler furrier and Maggie 
Fernie Winkler MS Brash.  Informant R Winkler father present, no evidence of 
Richard adding Russ to his names at this date -  he signs R Winkler. 
(17) Norman Franks and Hal Giblin, 'Under the Guns of the German Aces', (Grub 
Street, London  1997   ISBN 1-898697-72-8:), Photo with his brother William. 
(18) Norman Franks and Hal Giblin, 'Under the Guns of the German Aces', (Grub 
Street, London  1997   ISBN 1-898697-72-8:). 
(19) Received from W. Winkler Esq., 132 Princes Street, Edinburgh on Permanent 
Loan for Exhibition in the Royal Scottish Museum, subject to the conditions 
stated on the reverse... 
1. W./T. Transmitter No. 1.  W.D. Wireless, Soho W.  No. 1073. 
2. Morse Inker Prov. Pat.  29063/22. 
3. Wavemeter W/T. with valve. 
4. Four Early Radio Valves.
signed:Alex O Curle Director
19th. February, 1931. 
(20) Newspaper. 
(21) Certificate, At Edinburgh the thirtieth day of April in the year One thousand 
nine hundred and twenty-four.  Which day in Presence of William Forrest Esquire 
Lord Dean of Guild of the said City  William Otto Brash Winkler, Manufacturing 
Furrier, 132 Princes Street Compearing is made Burgess and Guild Brother of this 
City in terms of an Act of Council made anent the admission of persons applying 
to be admitted members of the Merchant Company  and he paid his dues [two 
shillings and sixpence]. 
(22) Ind, Letter from NW Apr 1975: 'your father [ie William Winkler] lived in 
Hanover for a year when he was 16; he was apprenticed to a firm Meyer furriers, 
& they thought a lot of him'. 
(23) Franks, WINKLER William Otto Braasch  Lieutenant  48 [Sqn] 
An Englishman despite his Germanic name, Winkler was one of the original members 
of 48 Squadron, and was posted to France with this unit on 8 March 1917.  
Although this unit suffered heavily at the hands of Jasta 11 during April and 
May, Winkler had made six claims by 2 May.  During the evening of 11 May he and 
his observer, 2nd Lieutenant E. S. Moore, were shot down near Gavrelle in A7111, 
another Bristol also being lost in this engagement; the two British aircraft 
fell to Leutenant Wilhelm  Allmenroder and Leutenant Lothar von  Richthofen of 
Jasta 11.  Winkler was killed but Moore survived as a  prisoner, returning after 
the war. 
Better information in a later edition,  - but Winkler was NOT killed!  See also 
'Above the Trenches' A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces & Units of the British 
Empire Forces 1915 - 1920 by Christopher Shores, Norman Franks & Russell Guest, 166. 
(24) London Gazette, The War of 1914-1918 
Royal Air Force 
Lieutenant William Otto Brash Winkler (R.G.A) 
was mentioned in the London Gazette 
dated 16th Decvember 1919 
for gallant and distinguished services.I have it in command from the King to 
record His Majesty's high appreciation of the services rendered. 
signed: Winston S. Churchill 
Secretary of State for Air 
Air Ministry,
London, W.C.2. 

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