image 1917 Chronicle newspaper
Born: 7th September 1896, 12, Redan Street, Ipswich.
Died: 23rd April 1917; age 20; KiA – during the battle of the Scar, The regimental history records, ‘… Part of ‘D’ Coy., having been cut off, withdrew across country in rear of the support trench, where 2 Lt. H. W. Woods was killed.’
On the outbreak of the war Harold joined the Suffolks with several old schoolfellows. A bad attack of bronchitis in the early Spring of 1915 prevented him going to Gallipoli. He was given a commission in January 1916, and at the end of July went to France, where he saw considerable fighting.
Date of Entry Therein: 26th July 1916 – France.
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant; Service Number: 2198
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment: 4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William Hunter Woods & Rosa M. Woods of ‘Ellingham’ 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.
Brother to EDWARD HUNTER THURTELL WOODS.
1901 16, Redan Street, Ipswich.
Harold was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.
William Hunter Woods, 33, a Coal Merchant – own account, born Walton, Suggolk.
Rosa Maria Woods (Thurtell), 32, born Mettingham, Suffolk.
Edward Hunter Thurtell Woods, 8, born 12, Redan Street, Ipswich.
1 governess & 1 domestic servant.
1911 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.
Harold was 15 years old, student. He was living with his parents & siblings.
William, 43, a Coal Merchant – own account.
Edward, 16, a Junior Clerk in Public Body – Ipswich Dock Commission.
Adelaide Anthea Muriel Woods, 6, born 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich.
1 visitor & 1 domestic servant.
Harold attended Ipswich School. He was a member of the School O.T.C. Harold was an all-round athlete, especially at cricket, football and boxing.
Rosa applied for her late son’s medals in February 1922.
Harold’s Victory & British War medals were sent to his mother, Rosa at ‘Ellingham’ 121, Hatfield Road, Ipswich on the 27th February 1922.
Suffolk Regiment: 4th Battalion