Harry Joshua WOODS

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WOODS, Harry Joshua

Service Numbers: 1349, 1849
Enlisted: 30 December 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 13 March 1893
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machinist
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
1 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1349, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1349, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1849, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"THE LATE LANCE-CORPORAL H. J. WOODS.

Mrs. C. Woods, of Queen-street, Gawler South, has been notified that her son, Lance-Corporal Harry J. Woods, died on August 27 from wounds received in France. The deceased was 23 years of age and he enlisted on December 28, 1914. He served for three months on Gallipoli and was then invalided to England. Prior to enlisting he was employed at Shearer Bros., Kilkenny, as an engineer. He was engaged in a similar capacity at Martin & Co.'s establishment at Gawler for some time, and he also served at the post-office for a limited period. He was keenly interested in sport and was a member of the Willaston Football Club. Lance-Corporal Woods is the first Gawler-born boy reported to have been killed during the war." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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