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Thomas WOODS

Regimental number1446
Place of birthCroydon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinStep-Mother, Mrs L Cook, Wyman Street, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy for 7 years: discharged owing to expiration of time.
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOn his Attestation Paper Woods stated that he was single and nominated Mrs Louisa Cook, Step-mother, as next of kin, and specified in his will that if she should pre-decease him, his effects should should go to her daughter, Miss Irene Gilbert. Subsequent enquiries in 1920 established that he was in fact married (20 May 1907) to Mrs I.A. Woods, and that Mrs L. Cook was not his Step-mother but his Mother-in-law, being the Mother of Mrs. Woods (Miss I.A. Cook before her marriage).
FateDied of wounds 30 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Row XXV, Grave No. 7), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Eliza WOODS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 9 June 1915 (gun shot wound, right shoulder). Died of wounds, Malta, 30 June 1915.

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

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