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Eric William Beresford WOODS

Date of birth12 December 1892
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressAlbury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Dr C Woods, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: 32nd Battalion
Promotion date: 27 May 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and deovtion to duty. For several days he worked at his aid post under very heavy shell fire, attending to all stretcher cases in the open with great courage and complete disregard of danger. His untiring energy and organization saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Discharge date29 December 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted, 7 November 1914; returned to Australia, 1 July 1915; discharged as a medical student, 24 March 1916. Re-enlisted, 27 May 1916; returned to Australia, 23 September 1919; discharged, 23 September 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 August 1936
Age at death44

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