ARTHUR WOOLLARD

 

 

Born: Monks Eleigh, Suffolk.

Died: 20th July 1916; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich, Suffolk.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5830

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th January 1915 – France.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

In 1912, Ipswich, Arthur married, Nellie Violet Farrow, born 1889, Ipswich.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Day 19 of the Somme offensive

2nd Battalion The Suffolk’s regimental records show: On the afternoon the Germans counter-attacked, forcing their way with fine courage but at great cost into Delville Wood and northern end of Longueval, which troops of the third division had just cleared. In consequence, two companies were sent up to Longueval ridge to support the attack of the 1st Gordon Highlanders on Longueval,  the remainder of the Battalion moving from the wood into Caterpiller Valley itself, where they were persistently shelled.

Early on the 19th Captain and adjutant Trollope and Lt. Pickard-Cambridge were wounded, 2nd Lt  Russell taking over the duties of adjutant. Throughout the time of stress captain Marshall R.A.M.C medical officer to the battalion always proved himself equal to the occasion, being subsequently awarded the D.S.O in recognition of his splendid service. On the 20th the battalion assembled for the renewed attack on Longueval and Delville Wood. The casualties were to be high.

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