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Sidney Charles WOODFORD

Regimental number2098
Place of birthBurton On Trent England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Jas Woodford, 43 Clarence Street, Burton on Trent, England
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations east of YPRES 4/8th October, 1917. Cpl WOODFORD was wounded early in the advance, but continued to lead his detachment until the objective was gained. He set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Date of death1 February 1962
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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