1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 30278 John Woods
- Age: 30
- From: Liverpool
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
- D.O.W Tuesday 1st August 1916
- Commemorated at: La Neuville Brit Cem Corbie
Panel Ref: I.E.48
John Woods was born in 1885 in Liverpool. He was the son of John and Mary Ann Woods, of Liverpool and the husband of Maud Hannah Woods, of 64, Imison St, Walton, Liverpool. He married Maud Hannah (nee Jackson) in 1906. Prior to the outbreak of war he had been employed as a signalman on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.
The 1911 Census shows the family living at 64 Imison Street, Walton, Liverpool.
John is aged 26, born 1885 and is a signalman and was born in Liverpool. His wife Maud Hannah is aged 26, born 1885 and has no occupation and was born in Liverpool. They have been married for 4 years and have two children, John aged 2, born 1909 and William Spencer (The name Spencer is his mother’s maiden name) born 1911, both born in Liverpool. They also have a boarder living with them named Sidney Graham aged 25, born 1886 and occupation Stoker (railway company) who was also born in Liverpool.
He enlisted in Liverpool and was serving in the 19th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 30278 when he died of wounds on the 1st August, 1916 aged 30.
He now lies in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, France. The Inscription on his headstone reads:
“A LOVING HUSBAND TRUE AND KIND A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY LEFT BEHIND”
He is also commemorated on the War Memorial at Manchester Victoria Train Station.
We currently have no further information on John Woods, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.
His death was recorded in the Pals Courier dated 11th August, 1916.
Killed On This Day.(102 Years this day)
Saturday 10th August 1918.
Lance Corporal 30546 Charles Harold Fairclough
33 years old