Cyril James Roy HOODLESS

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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

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

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