Woods, Percy William DSO (and bar) MC MID (Lieutenant, later Lt-Col. b: 1885 d: 1937

Accession Number PR00050
Collection type Private Record
Title Woods, Percy William DSO (and bar) MC MID (Lieutenant, later Lt-Col. b: 1885 d: 1937
Measurement 3 items
Object types Letters
Maker Woods, Percy William
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915

Letter written to Mr Frederick Grace in August 1915 describing the situation at Gallipoli, opinion of Turks as fighters, the battle for the Lone Pine trenches, need for reinforcements. Also a newspaper cutting of his death in 1937. After serving with 3rd Battalion on Gallipoli where he was mentioned in despatches for gallantry at Lone Pine, Woods transferred to the newly-formed 55th Battalion in early 1916. Eventually commanding the 55th, Woods went on to gain further honours, being awarded the Military Cross for Fromelles in 1916, the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for Doignies in 1917 and a bar to the DSO for Peronne in 1918.