Regimental number79
Place of birthSale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressC/o Mrs M S Tracy, Queen Street, Maffra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, John Woodhouse, Palmerston Street, Sale, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919

Military Medal

'On the 7th and 8th June, 1917, during the operations south of MESSINES for his untiring energy and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. He was badly gassed prior to the launching of the attack on the enemy's positions, but went forward with his Company, and worked continuously for a period of 48 hours under heavy shell fire. He displayed great courage and determination throughout. He had on a previous occasion volunteered and brought in a wounded comrade from the enemy wire and had also done excellent work whilst under heavy enemy artillery fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1114 Sergeant Percy WOODHOUSE, 5th Bn, discharged, 25 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal