Cyril James Roy HOODLESS


HOODLESS, Cyril James Roy

Service Number: 1837
Enlisted: 20 June 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Westbury, Tasmania, Australia, 26 August 1897
Home Town: Railton, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: Westbury State School, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Bullecourt, France, 31 May 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, RailtonM1, Sheffield War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1837, Claremont, Tasmania
17 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1837, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1837, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1837, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 9th Infantry Battalion
7 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1837, 9th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Cyril James Roy HOODLESS was born in Westbury, Tasmania on 26th August, 1897

His parents were James Condre HOODLESS & Eva Annie WOODS

He died of wounds in France on 31st May, 1917

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and a memorial headstone in St Johns Church in Railston, Tasmania in honour of Cyril and his brother Arthur who also died of wounds in the Somme on 25th February, 1917


His brother Arthur Stanley HOODLESS (SN 1872) died of wounds Somme, France 25th February, 1917