Friday 3 May 2013

Lance-Corporal Lawrence Albin Woodworth

Born on 24 February 1895 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Albin E. Woodworth, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father; trade as banker; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 87th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 29 November 1915 (number 177928) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 14 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - attached to the 12th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 16 August 1916 - killed in action on 6 January 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of L/Cpl Woodworth's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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