Augustus Oliver WOODS

Date of birth24 September 1886
Place of birthOatlands, Tasmania
Address'Toogooloowa', Holbrook Place, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Emily Woods, 'Toogooloowa', Holbrook Place, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion


Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 27 August 1915


Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 22 August 1916

Temporary MAJ

Unit: 26th Battalion
Promotion date: 25 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Oliver and Fanny WOODS; Wife: Edith WOODS, of Brisbane, Queensland

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rallied his men under heavy fire, and led them forward into the enemy's trench. He was wounded. He has at all times set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action: 30 July 1916; 14 November 1916; 2 March 1917

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal