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James Park WOODS

Regimental number2344A
Date of birth2 January 1891
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
OccupationVigneron
Height5' 3"
Weight127 lbs
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917. Marched out to 12th Training Bn, Codford, 6 March 1917. Admitted to hospital, Codford, 26 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 13 April 1917 (no further details recorded).Sick to hospital, 18 April 1917 (mumps); transferred to King George's Hospital, 29 April 1917. Transferred from King George's Hospital to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 June 1917; discharged to balance of leave, 2 July 1917, to report to Training Depot, Codford, 5 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 September 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, 12 September 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 January 1918 (pericarditis); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, date unclear; to 54th General Hospital, 27 January 1918, and allotted 'A' to Regimental Number; to England, 22 February 1918, and admitted to 2/1 Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham,22 February 1918; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 March 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 March 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1918; rejoined unit, 30 May 1918.

Admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1918 (dysentery); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1918; to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 31 July 1918; to Australian Corps Rest Camp, 5 August 1918; rejoined unit, 16 August 1918.

Awarded Victoria Cross.

Returned from Brussels leave, 3 April 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 21 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 3 August 1919; discharged, 10 September 1919.

Medals: Victoria Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

British War Medal and Victory Medal stamps marked 'returned 30.9.24'.
Date of death18 January 1963
Age at death72
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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