James Woodason.

From a local paper = 9/11/1917   Killed in Action.

Many of our readers will regret to hear that Mr. and Mrs. James Woodason, of 11 Rose Street, have received the sad news that their eldest son, Pte. James Woodason, has been killed in action.  Deceased, who leaves a widow, joined the Colours on October 9th, 1916, and was in Scarborough in the 1/1st Huntingdon Cyclists.  In July he was transferred to the Bedfordshire Regt., and on August 1st he went to France, afterwards being transferred to the - London Regiment.  In a sympathetic letter to the widow, his Captain writes: " It is my sad duty to have to write you of the death of your husband.  He was killed in action on September 20th.  The day was a complete success, and he contributed in no small degree to the honour won by our Regiment.  I had the greatest admiration for his bravery, and by virtue of it and his other good qualities he was most popular with his officers and comrades."

He is remembered on panel 52 of the Menin Gate in Ypres Belgium.

Photo Martyn Smith.


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. . Martyn Smith