Image From 1915 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

Born: 1884, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.

Died: 6th September 1915; age 31; At Sea – Dardanelles – Appendicitis. Had served out in the East five/six weeks.

Employed: Clerk to the Ipswich Board of Guardians, having been in their employ since he was a boy.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 2034

Regiment: 2/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance. R.A.M.C.(T.).


 Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 & 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,






1891   83, Commercial Road, Ipswich.


Russell was 6 years old and living with his parents, brother & paternal uncle.

Clark Woods, 30, a Brewers Horseman, born Kersey, Suffolk.

Mary Woods (nee Brown), 30, born Bramford, Suffolk.

Clifford Robert Woods, 4, born Ipswich.

John Woods, 19, a Cart Man for a Brewer, born Kersey.


1901   83, Commercial Road, Ipswich.


Russell was 16, a Clerk for the Guardians of the Poor. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Clark, 40, General Carter – own account.

Mary, 40.

Phyllis Mary Woods, 15, a Pupil Teacher, born Ipswich.

Clifford, 14, an Architect’s Clerk.

Ruby Augusta Woods, 9, born Ipswich.

Gertrude Ellen Woods, 7, born Ipswich.

Ethel Jane Woods, 5, born Ipswich.

Winifred Frances Woods, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   93, Burrell Street, Ipswich.


Russell was 26 and a Poor Law Clerk for the Guardians of the Poor. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Clark, 50, Cartage Contractor – own account.

Mary, 50.

Phyllis, 25, a Teacher at an Elementary School – I. B. C.

Ruby, 19.

Gertrude, 17.

Ethel, 15.

Winifred, 12.

Ivy Kate Woods, 9, born Ipswich.

Reginald Gilbert Woods, 6, born Ipswich.


In 1915, Ipswich, just before leaving for the front, Russell married Evelyn Mary Cobb, an assistant school teacher – Ipswich Council, born August 1887, Leatherhead, Surrey – daughter of Charles Hercombe Cobb, a manager’s assistant – Liverpool Victoria Insurances Officers, and Emma Cobb (nee Bolingbroke), of 2, Manby Terrace, Oxford Road, Ipswich.


Probate to Evelyn Mary Woods – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Evelyn Mary Crawford – widow, wife of Arthur Bernal Crawford.


Field Ambulance. R.A.M.C.

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