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Regimental number4926
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Jeanne Woods, 8 Beach Park Road, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1917
Place of enlistmentWagga Wagga, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Discharge date28 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 16 January 1918; entrained at Suez, 24 January 1918; detrained at Port Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; entrained at Taranto, 5 February 1918; detrained at Cherbourg and proceeded to England, 12 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England and marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 13 February 1918; transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, 20 May 1918; marched out to Detachment Party, Deviges, 23 May 1918; marched in to Wiltshire Regiment Depot, Devizes, 2 July 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 July 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Brigade Depot, Havre, France, 31 July 1918; marched out to unit, 4 August 1918; taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, 8 August 1918; appointed Driver', to complete establishment, 1 February 1919; reverted to Private on becoming surplus to establishment, 28 March 1919; detached for duty with Australian Headquarters, Havre, 17 May 1919; marched out to England, 10 June 1919; disembarked Southampton and marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 11 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 September 1919; discharged, 28 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOODS John

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