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Harold WOODS

Regimental number15827
Date of birth29 March 1884
Place of birthWarrington, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Charlotte Anne Woods, Portland, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 10.5 months Home Service; previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date9 February 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, November 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 30 April 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Mounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date20 May 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 30 April 1918; disembarked Suez, 7 June 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 25 July 1918 (corneal ulcer); transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 15 August 1918; marched in to Central Training Depot, 1 September 1918; marched out to AASC Training Depot, 26 September 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 6 October 1918 (corneal ulcer); transferred to Rest Camp, Port Said, 29 October 1918; marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 7 November 1918.

Taken on strength, 35th Company, AASC, Australian Mounted Division Train, in the field, 27 November 1918.

Sick to hospital, 15 January 1919; admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 January 1919 (pleurodynia); transferred to Suez for embarkation for Australia.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Euripides', 16 March 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 22 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Adelaide, 20 May 1919.

War service: 1 year 101 days (of which 358 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death18 July 1949
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOODS Harold

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