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ID number PR00050
Title Woods, Percy William DSO (and bar) MC MID (Lieutenant, later Lt-Col. b: 1885 d: 1937)
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Woods, Percy William (Maker)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Measurement 3 items
Note Open


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.


  • Woods, Percy William DSO (and bar) MC MID (Lieutenant, later Lt-Col. b: 1885 d: 1937)
  • Collection relating to Percy William Woods, 1915-1937

    Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Percy William Woods, 55th Infantry Battalion. This collection of material includes a letter from Woods as well as newspaper cuttings relating to his death in 1937. The letter...