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Harold Vynne WOODS

Regimental number1101
Date of birth28 June 1889
Place of birthStalham, Norfolk, England
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCarpenter
Addressc/o Mrs Fay, Bower Street, Woodville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Rev E B Woods, Baptist Manse, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Ceylon
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Promotions

Sergeant Clerk


Unit: 4th Field Ambulance, 'A' Section
Promotion date: 26 July 1915

Staff Sergeant


Promotion date: 4 October 1916

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 3 November 1917

LIEUT


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Discharge date13 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Transferred to 'A' Section as Sergeant Clerk, 2 November 1916

Joined No. 5 Officers' Cadet Battalion, Cambridge, England, 5 July 1917. Having qualified for commission in Infantry, is appointed in AIF and posted to General Reinforcements 3 November 1917.

Taken on strength, 16th Battalion, 27 November 1917; detached to Australian Gas Corps 20 January 1918; rejoined battalion from detachment 26 January 1918.

Detached to Australian Corps School from 9 March 1918 to 16 April 1918; rejoined battalion 16 April 1918.

Appointment terminated 13 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Officer Commanding, 6th Australian Army Troops Company, RAE.

Date of death20 December 1993
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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