ID number PR00325
Title Woods, James Parks VC (Private, b:1891, d:1963)
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Woods, James Park
Place made France
Date made 1918
Measurement 1 wallet: x 1 cm
Note Open

Description

Collection related to the service of Private James Parks Woods VC. The collection consists of a letter written by Private James Parks Woods to his sister Mary Hardy Woods. 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. He also recounts the bravery of his accompanying officer and an address to the troops made by Prime Minister William Hughes in October 1918.