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Lewis Cecil WOOD

Regimental number194
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Other NamesLouis Cecil
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockbuyer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinE G Wood, The Esplanade, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In front of FLEURBAIX on the night 30th September/1st October, 1916, this N.C.O. participated in a raid on a strong point in the German trenches north of BAS MAISNIL. He displayed great bravery and devotion to duty throughout. On entering the enemy trenches he encountered a German, and after a struggle, killed him. He examined and gained valuable information about a listening post in the enemy wire and destroyed a machine gun emplacement. His conduct was exemplary.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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