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Richard WOODS

Regimental number38756
Place of birthYangan, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPomona, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Richard Woods, Pomona, Queensland
Enlistment date24 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 33
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date17 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 38755 Driver Frederick WOODS, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Southampton, 15 February 1918, and marched in to Artillery Base, Heytsbury.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, as Driver, 2 April 1918.

Taken on strength, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 14 April 1918. Detached to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 5 February 1919.

Proceeded to England, 18 March 1919; granted leave for Non Military Employment, 20 March-20 June 1919, to gain farm experience at J.W. Shearman, Poplar Farm, Sleaford. On expiration of period of NME granted further leave until 5 July 1919, to report to No. 2 Group, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire.

Commenced return to Australia on obard 'Argylshire', 1 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 September 1919; discharged, 17 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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