John WOODGATE

WOODGATE, John

Service Number: 1022
Enlisted: 12 February 1916, Enlisted at Wangaratta, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Myrtleford, Alpine, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 8 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Unknown grave, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Myrtleford War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1022, Enlisted at Wangaratta, Victoria
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 1022, 37th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 1022, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Served his apprenticeship with C.T. Murray of Myrtleford

6 December 1916 - Wounded in action, nose and right hand

10 March 1917 - Rejoined unit from wounding

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal