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Walter Wallace WOODS

Regimental number2202
Place of birthBeeac, Victoria
SchoolState School, Beeac, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarter
AddressBeeac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Woods, Beeac, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 71st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Place of enlistmentColac, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Helen G. WOODS
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1447 Pte William Alexander WOODS, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917; Cousin: 3353 Pte Charles Harold BUTCHER, 60th Bn, killed in action, 27 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.

Wounded in action, Lone Pine, 8-9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 9 August 1915; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 August 1915; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 August 1915; to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 21 August 1915; discharged to A&NZ Convalescent Depot, 24 August 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 11 September 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 17 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 March 1916; promoted Corporal, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOODS Walter Wallace
Red Cross file 3020102

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