No.L/14450, Bombardier, Ellis WOODLEY
Aged 22

"C" Battery, 163rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died of his Wounds on Tuesday, 7th March 1916

Ellis Woodley was born in Castle Camps 1893 (Linton Q3-1893 3B:480), baptised in Castle Camps Congregational Church on 6th August 1893, son of Barnard and Kate WOODLEY (née PARKIN).

1901 census...Aged 7, he was at Castle Camps with his father Barnard WOODLEY [37] hay cutter; his mother Kate [37] born Saffron Walden; brothers William [10] and Thomas [4]. All except his mother were born in Castle Camps

1911 census...Aged 17 he was living and working at Black Averham Farm, Harton, N Yorkshire for George LUCAS; his parents were still in Castle Camps with his brothers Thomas (farm labourer) and David John [8] born Castle Camps.

His elder brother William was killed serving in France in the Essex Regiment in 1917 see here

Dying of his wounds, no Army service record available and being Artillery makes is almost impossible to work out where and when he was wounded. His brigade were just north of Bethune at around that time.

photo: Rodney Gibson

photo: Rodney Gibson

Ellis Woodley is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, grave 5:A:86

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