1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Woods

Contributed by: Barbara Thomas, on 2008-11-07

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First Name John
Surname Woods
Year of Birth 1889
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Engineers
Place of Wartime Residence Bolton, Lancashire

John's Story

Unfortunately, I never knew my Grandad and neither did my father, his son, who was just a babe in arms at the time of his

death. He died when the troop ship he was on, taking him to Egypt sank after being torpedoed in Alexandia's harbour, I have been unable to find his service records and I cannot confirm the name of the ship, but I think that its likely that it was the HMS Osmanieh, because that ship is recorded to have been sunk on the day he died. Aged 27years, he left a widow and two young sons.

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