Woods VC, James Park (Private, b.1886 - d.1963)

Unit 48th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Hindenburg Outpost Line Area, Le Verguier
Accession Number PR00325
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Woods, James Park
Place made France
Date made 1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection related to the service of Private James Park Woods VC. The collection consists of a letter written by Private James Park Woods to his sister Mary Hardy Woods. It describes the capture of a German post on 18 September 1918 during the advance towards the Hindenburg line, for which Woods was later awarded the Victoria Cross. Woods also recounts the bravery of his accompanying officer and an address to the troops made by Prime Minister William Hughes in October 1918.