William Hercules WOODS


WOODS, William Hercules

Service Number: 3601
Enlisted: 4 June 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lawrence, New South Wales, 8 November 1896
Home Town: Lawrence, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Lawrence State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 March 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3601, Liverpool, New South Wales
13 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3601, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
13 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3601, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Sydney
6 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3601, 56th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3601 Private (Pte) William Hercules Woods, 4th Battalion, of Clarence River, NSW. A farmer prior to enlistment in June 1915, Pte Woods embarked on board HMAT Port Lincoln (A17) on 13 October 1915. In February 1916 he was transferred to the 56th Battalion, and arrived in France in June 1916. Pte Woods served in France and Belgium and in January 1917 he was detached for duty with the 14th Brigade Mining Company. Pte Woods was killed in action in France on 6 March 1917. He was 20 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)