Sydney WOODROW

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WOODROW, Sydney

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 6 January 1916
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Buangor, Victoria, Australia, 4 March 1886
Home Town: Neutral Bay, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Permanent officer
Died: Plane crash, Wishaw, North Warwickshire, England, 23 September 1916, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Curdworth (Ss. Nicholas and Peter) Churchyard
SS Nicholas & Peter ad Vincula Churchyard, Curdworth, Warwickshire, England
Memorials: Armidale Methodist Church Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
16 Mar 1916: Involvement Lieutenant, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Lieutenant, No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
23 Sep 1916: Involvement Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 23rd September.....Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow was born at Buangor, Victoria in 1886. He qualified for his first appointment as 2nd Lieutenant in October, 1913.

2nd Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow was aged 30 years, married & a Military Staff Officer (A. & I.S.) from The Anchorage, 9 Sutherland Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW when signed up for Active Service abroad with the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.).

2nd Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow was appointed Lieutenant (Melbourne) No. 1 Squadron, A.F.C. (Australian Flying Corps), A.I.F. (Australian Imperial Force) on 5th January, 1916. He reported for duty & was taken on strength on 14th January, 1916.

Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on HMAT Orsova (A 67) on 16th March, 1916 with the No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.

Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow was appointed Flying Officer on 23rd August, 1916 – A.I.F. Orders List 100. He was attached to No. 54 Squadron at Castle Bromwich, West Midlands, England.
On 23rd September, 1916 Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow was flying a Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter Serial No. 7772 from No. 54 Squadron Castle Bromwich Aerodrome when his plane nosedived & crashed near Wishaw, North Warwickshire, England.

Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow died on 23rd September, 1916 at Curdworth, England in an aeroplane accident while flying from Castle Bromwich Aerodrome, England.

A Court of Enquiry was held (see full research on website) & the jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death” and found that the accident was not due to any mechanical defect.
Lieutenant Sydney Woodrow was buried St. Nicholas & St. Peter Churchyard, Curdworth, Warwickshire, England.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/curdworth.html

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