William Stokes WOODROFFE

Badge Number: S287
S287

WOODROFFE, William Stokes

Service Number: 3014
Enlisted: 15 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Willochra, South Australia, 24 October 1887
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Natural causes, Edwardstown, South Australia, 6 January 1970, aged 82 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Alford Hall Honour Board HB1*, Port Augusta Anglican Christ Church Diptych*
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World War 1 Service

15 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3014, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3014, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3014, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Mar 1917: Wounded German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, GSW - left shoulder
24 Jun 1918: Wounded "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 2nd occasion - GSW head
28 Aug 1918: Wounded "The Last Hundred Days", 3rd occasion - GSW left foot
29 Sep 1918: Wounded Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, 4th occasion - GSW left foot
26 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3014, 32nd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 3014, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

No. 3014 Private William Stokes Woodroffe, born Willochra, South Australia, 24 October 1887. Enlisted 15 February 1916. Wounded in action 6 March 1917, 24 June 1918, 28 August 1918 and 29 September 1918. Returned to Australia 1919.