P02939.048

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ID number P02939.048
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait

Description

Portrait of Private (Pte) James Park Woods VC, 48th Battalion. Pte Woods was awarded the Victoria Cross for "conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty" on 18 September 1918 at Le Verguier, France. Pte Woods, with a weak patrol attacked and captured an enemy post, and subsequently, with two fellow soldiers, holding it against heavy enemy counter attacks. He jumped on the parapet and opened fire on the attacking enemy, causing severe casualties until help arrived. He returned to Australia and was discharged on 10 September 1919. He died on 18 January 1963.