Arthur William WOODWARD

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WOODWARD, Arthur William

Service Number: 4231
Enlisted: 23 December 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Walhalla, Victoria, 10 November 1888
Home Town: Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor/Presser
Died: Died of wounds, France, 21 May 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
No. 146
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Pozières
3 May 1917: Wounded Private, SN 4231, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (scrotum)
21 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4231, 22nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

Prior to embarkation, Arthur lived at his sister's address in Rose Street, Fitzroy. Northey family lore has it that Arthur was engaged to Dolly Northey but that the engagement was broken since she had an illness. His name was on a postcard Frank sent to his family.

Dolly's brother Frank (4178 Pte. Francis Harrup Northey (/explore/people/54711)) remained his friend, and they both served in the 22nd Infantry Battalion. 

Frank Northey was killed in action at Bullecourt on 03 May 1917, while Arthur Woodward suffered a gunshot wound to the scrotum on the same day, an injury which claimed his life 3 weeks later on 21 May 1917

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