image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


Born: 1888, Hemingstone, Suffolk.

Died: 29th March 1917; age 29; Died of Wounds – No. 48 Casualty Clearing Station.

Wounded in action – 28th March 1917.

Residence: 20, Waveney Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 40362

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 30362 – Suffolk Regiment.


Grave Reference:

II. D. 4.

Bray Military Cemetery,






1891   Ashbocking Road, Hemingstone, Suffolk.


Thomas was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Woods, 44, a Thatcher, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

Anna Maria Woods (nee Skoulding), 40, born Coddenham.

Elijah Woods, 21, an Agricultural Labourer, born Coddenham.

James Woods, 17, an Agricultural Labourer, born Barham, Suffolk.

Walter Woods, 15, an Agricultural Labourer, born Barham.

Agnes Woods, 11, born Gosbeck, Suffolk.

Jane Woods, 8, born Henley, Suffolk.

John Robert Woods, 6, born Hemingstone.

Florence Rachel Woods, 5, born Hemingstone.

Louisa Woods, 11 months, born Hemingstone.


1901   Hemingstone, Suffolk.


Thomas was 13 years old and living with his parents, siblings & niece.

William, 52, a Thatcher.

Anne, 50.

Hilda, 19.

Robert, 16, a Thatcher.

Louisa, 12.

Joseph Woods, 10, born Hemingstone.

Dora Woods, 4, born Barham.


1911   Ashblocking Road, Hemingstone.

Thomas was 23 years old, and a Farm Labourer. He was living with his partner, father, brothers, niece & sister-in-law.

William, 64, widower, a Thatcher – own account.

Louisa Jane Woods, 18, born Gosbeck.

Dora, 14.

Joseph, 19, a Farm Labourer.

James, 36, a Stockman on Farm.

Elizabeth, 26, born Crowfield.


Thomas’s mother, Anna Maria Woods died in 1905, Ipswich.


In 1915, Ipswich, Thomas married Louisa Jane Page, born 1893, Gosbeck, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Louisa Woods – widow.

Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion


One Comment

  • Thomas George Woods was my Great Uncle. He was one of twenty children born to William and Anna Maria Woods. My mother, his niece only knew of her Aunts Agnes and Florence. Thank you for publishing this information and the photograph. I would like to get a copy if possible


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