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William WOODS

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Surname: WOODS

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Clapham, Yorkshire

Service No: 52672

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 26th (Service) Battalion. (Bankers)

Division: 41st Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1919-02-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XIII. C. 5.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CLAPHAM, YORKSHIRE


Local War Memorial: NEWBY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Woods was the son of John and Isabel Woods, née Middleton. John was born at Ingleton and Isabel at Gargrave, Yorkshire.

1901 Clapham cum Newby, Yorkshire Census: Newby Moor Level Crossing - William Woods, aged 4 years, born Clapham, son of John and Isabel Woods.

1911 Wray with Botton, Lancashire Census: Lower Greenbank - William Woods, aged 14 years, born Clapham, Yorkshire. [William was employed by A.R. Batty, Farmer.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Woods, GS/52672, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds, 7 February 1919.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Woods, G52672, 32 R. Fus. 10.12.16 to 7 6.18; 26 R. Fus. 8.6.18 to 7.2.19. Theatre of war in which served: 1(a) [France & Belgium]. D/W 7.2.19.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private William WOODS

Private William WOODS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 41st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 41st Division

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Surname: WOODS

Forename(s): William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 52672

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Fusiliers

Unit: 26th Bn.

Age: 22


Died Date: 07/02/1919

Additional Information: Son of John and Isabella Woods, of Green Close, Clapham, Yorks.



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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

14 February 1919

CLAPHAM – Death of Private Wm. Woods

Mr. and Mrs. J. Woods, of Greenclose, have received the sad news of the death on February 7th of their eldest son, Private W. Woods, of the Royal Fusiliers, who was wounded for the second time on October 25th last in the chest and back and had since been in hospital in France. Private Woods laid exposed in mud a considerable time before being picked up. He suffered heroically, the chaplain bearing testimony to this fact in his letters. Private Woods, who was 23 years of age, joined the Royal Fusiliers in 1915, being engaged in some of the stiffest fighting. Much sympathy is felt for the family in their sad bereavement.

06 February 1920

WOODS – In loving memory of Private W. Woods, who died of wounds in France, February 7th, 1919.

There is a link that death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance live forever.

From Father, Mother, Sister and Brothers, Green Close, Clapham.


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