John Phillip WOODS

Regimental number3009
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Phillip Woods, 62 Wilson Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919

Victoria Cross

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near La Verguier, north-east of St. Quentin, on the 18th September, 1918, when, with a weak patrol, he attacked and captured a very formidable enemy post, and subsequently, with two comrades, held the same against heavy enemy counter-attacks. Although exposed to heavy fire of all description, he fearlessly jumped on the parapet and opened fire on the attacking enemy, inflicting severe casualties. He kept up his fire, and held up the enemy until help arrived, and throughout the operations displayed a splendid example of valour, determination, and inititaive.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919