Thursday, 7 March 2013

Private Alfred Woodward

Born on 19 September 1881 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England - son of Arthur and Elizabeth Woodward, Nottingham, England - brother of Mrs. H. Stevenson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June or 17 July 1915 (number 410914) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 28 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 June 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.14), France.

(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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