No.29178, Private, John WOODS
Aged 42

Depot, East Yorkshire Regiment
Died on 3rd May 1919

John Woods was born in Barrow (4th qtr 1876 Thingoe 4a:529) son of James and Mary Ann WOODS(née SWAN)

1881 census...Aged 4, he was at The Green, Barrow with his father James WOODS [40] plate layer on railway; his mother Mary Ann [38]; brothers Alfred James [18] and William [16] both farm labourers; sisters Ann [14], Mary Ann [12] and Eliza [10], all born in Barrow.

1891 census...Aged 14, farm labourer, he was at 1 Mill Field, Barrow with his parents; brother Alfred and sister Mary and cousin Willie [5]

1901 census...Aged 21 (sic) farm labourer, he was at The Green, Barrow with his widowed mother and cousin Willie. His father had died in 1899

He married Louisa TALBOT in 1908

1911 census...Aged 32, he was at Barrow with his wife Louisa [25] and daughter Phyllis [1]. Louisa had already lost one child.

He enlisted on 13th July 1916 in Bury St.Edmunds giving his age as 40 years 7 months, a married general labourer.He had served for 3 years as 6217, 1st Bn Suffolk Regt, discharged unfit on 6th October 1914. He was 5 feet 6.75 inches tall. Married to Louisa WOODS (née TALBOT) at Barrow on 26th December 1908. Their children were:- Phyllis Ena May [24-3-1910], Alfred William [14-9-1912] and George Verdun [10-5-1916]
Attested and posted to 3rd Suffolks he was transferred to the Yorkshire Regt on 26th November 1916 and to East Yorkshire Regt on 1st September 1917. Discharged with general paralysis, aggravated by military service on 16th August 1918. He had served in France from 25th August 1917 to 13th January 1918 in the 9th Yorkshire Regiment.
He was admitted to Welsh Metropolitan Hospital, Cardiff on 15th January 1918 from "D" Block, Netley, labelled mental confusion, having previously been in No 8 General Hospital, Rouen. He was issued Silver War Badge no. 441.188

photo Adrian Pye

John Woods is buried in Barrow Cemetery grave 392A in NE part

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