Born: 10th April 1892, Ipswich.

Died: 28th May 1918; age 26; KiA.

Residence: 38, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

Employed: in the Civil Engineering Department with Great Eastern Railway, Ipswich. Harry had joined the company at Ipswich, 7th March 1910; first as a General Labourer, before being transferred to Signal Fitter’s Labourer in February 1915.

Enlistment Date: 24th April 1917.


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: R.1241

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, Royal Navy Division, ‘Drake’ Battalion.

Formally Suffolk Regiment


Grave Reference:

Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. A. Woods, of 38, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.






1901   43, Pauline Street, Ipswich.


Wilfred was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred Woods, 35, a Railway Plate Labourer, born Ipswich.

Susan Woods (nee Rudge), 37, born Dedham, Essex.

Alfred Arthur Woods, 10, born Ipswich.

Winifred Lily Woods, 6, born Ipswich.

Valentine Vista Woods, 4, born Ipswich.

Susan Edith Woods, 1 month, born Ipswich.


1911   38, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Wilfred was 18 years old, a Railway Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 45, a Railway Carpenter.

Susan, 47.

Winifred, 16.

Valentine, 14, a Messenger – Iron Foundry.

Susan, 10.


Wilfred is also remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society  www.gersociety.org.uk


 Royal Navy Division





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