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

Unit 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Lone Pine Area, Lone Pine
Accession Number PR00050
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 items
Object type Letters
Maker Woods, Percy William
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0231
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

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.