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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte G/19763 John Woods

  • Age: 19
  • From: Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk
  • Regiment: 11 R WEST KENTS 20th Btn
  • Commemorated at: Tyne Cot Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 106-108

John Woods was born on 23rd July, 1898 in Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, the son of Robert and Mary Woods, Fineacre Lane, Bickerstaffe, Ormskirk, Lancs. He was educated at Church School, Bickerstaffe and on leaving he worked as a farm labourer. 

He enlisted on the 24th May, 1915 at the age of 16 and served in the 20th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 26611 before transferring to the 11th Battallion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) as Private G/19763 on the 25th August, 1917.

 

He was killed in action on the 20th September, 1917 aged 19, by a sniper he was not on combat duty that day, his mission had been to reach his comrades with who had “dug in” with food and water, but which they had not had for almost two days by the 20th. John had been dodging snipers that morning but was fatally hit on one of his runs.ades in the front line during The Third Battle of Ypres.

 

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

John is commemorated on parents headstone in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Bickerstaffe.

 

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