Born: 22nd January 1895, 12, Redan Street, Ipswich
Died: 15th July 1916; age 21; KiA whilst leading his platoon against the Germans. Mortally wounded by machine guns, near Bazentin-le-Petit (River Somme), on the attack on High Wood.
Residence: ‘Ellingham’ Hatfield Road, Ipswich.
Original enlisted 1st December 1914 as a Motor Dispatch Rider. Gazetted 29th July 1915 – 2nd Lieutenant, Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1916 – France.
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Hunter Woods & Rosa M. Woods of ‘Ellingham’ 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.
Brother to HAROLD WALLACE WOODS.
1901 16, Redan Street, Ipswich.
Edward was 8 years old and living with his parents & brother.
William Hunter Woods, 33, a Coal Merchant – own account, born Walton, Suffolk.
Rosa Maria Woods ( nee Thurtell), 32, born Mettingham, Suffolk.
Harold Wallace Woods, 4, born 12, Redan Street, Ipswich.
1 domestic servant.
1911 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.
Edward was 16 years old, a Junior Clerk in Public Body – Ipswich Dock Commission. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 43, a Coal Merchant – own account.
Harold, 15, a Student.
Adelaide Anthea Muriel Woods, 6, born Ipswich.
1 domestic servant.
Edward attended Ipswich School entered 1906. Member of the School’s O.T.C. Keen sportsman, and an excellent cricketer.
Edward’s medals were sent to ‘Ellingham’ 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich in February 1922.
DNW auction House: EDWARD & HAROLD’S MEDALS.
Auction of the medals held in December 2013. Sold for £430.
Pair: Second Lieutenant E. H. T. Woods, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, Killed in Action, in the attack on High Wood, Battle of the Somme, 15th July 1916
British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut.)
Pair: Second Lieutenant H. W. Woods, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, killed in action, battle of the Scarp, 23rd April 1917
British War and Victory Medals (2 Lieut.) extremely fine £250-300
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion