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Noel Waroona WOODS

Regimental number1285
Place of birthWaroona Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address26 Falkirk Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Henry Walker Woods, 26 Falkirk Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 14th/15th July, 1917, near GAPAARD, MESSINES RIDGE, Private WOODS was a member of a working party engaged just behind the front line, when one of our infantry patrols (34th Infantry Battalion) was attacked, one member of that patrol was wounded and left in No Man's Land, about 300 yards from our front line, and as no stretcher bearers were available, volunteers were called for, and Private WOODS and an infantry man went out and brought the wounded man in to a place of safety behind our line. This action was carried out under heavy shell fire. Private WOODS showed great courage and determination in carrying out the act he had volunteered for, and was a fine example to those who witnessed the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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