Andrew Gordon WOODYARD

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WOODYARD, Andrew Gordon

Service Number: 5129
Enlisted: 26 November 1917, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 15 November 1891
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Professional Soldier
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 August 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 23
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Nov 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 5129, 29th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
22 Dec 1917: Involvement SN 5129, 29th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1917: Embarked SN 5129, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
6 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 5129, 29th Infantry Battalion, SW to chest and shoulder (directly hit by gas shell). Evacuated to 5th CCS where he died of his wounds the next day 7 August 1918.
7 Aug 1918: Involvement SN 5129, 29th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Thomas and Christina Annie Woodyard; husband of Irene W. A. Woodyard, of Walton, Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Melbourne, Victoria.

Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Several eye witness accounts (Red Cross file) claim that RSM Andrew Gordon Woodyard was wounded in action near Villers-Bretonneux on 6 August 1918 when directly hit in the shoulder/chest area by a German gas shell. 

He was evacuated to the 5th CCS situated at Vecquemont, where he died of his wounds the next day 7 August 1918.