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Albert James WOODS

Regimental number1274
Place of birthMinmi New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, Minmi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Woods, Newtown, Minmi, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during attack on enemy position near MORLANCOURT on the night 5th/6th May, 1918. Owing to enemy at one period being in rear of our flank and occupying a continuation of the captured trench system, movement after daylight was an extremely hazardous and almost impossible venture. Private WOODS as a Battalion runner took messages forward and backward under heavy shell and rifle fire. At break of day on 6th instant this runner volunteered and took hot tea to front line troops. At this time enemy snipers and artillery were extremely active, and the conduct of Private WOODS was a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 September 1925
Age at death30
Place of burialMinmi General Cemetery, New South Wales

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