Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter W. 

Basil Hamilton Woods

Rank:2nd Lieut
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:02nd Field Coy
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Engineers
How Died:Died at Sea
Country of burial:EgyptGrave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Suez Memorial Cemetery
Town Memorial:Hale
Extra Information:
Born on the 18th August 1891, his birth registered during the September
quarter 1891 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/742, the son of William Henry &
Norah Mary Greville Woods (nee Williams).

1901 Census - 113 St. Andrews Road, St. Anne's on Sea, Lancashire.  Son -
aged: 9 - born: Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester.   Head of household -
William Henry Woods - Married - aged: 41 - occ: Mechanical Engineer - born:
Burton on Trent.   Also - Nora M.G. Woods - Wife - aged: 38 - born:
Glasgow, Scotland.   Plus 2 younger siblings, an aunt and 1 domestic

1911 Census - Lockholme, Penrith, Cumberland.   He and his parents were
visitors at his great aunt's house.   Son - aged: 19 - Oxford Undergraduate
- born: Chorlton cum Hardy, Manchester.   Head of household - Isabella Ruth
Armson - Single - born: Penrith, Cumberland.   William Henry Woods (Basil's
father) - Married - aged: 57 - occ: Mechanical Engineer & Iron Founder -
born: Burton on Trent.   Nora Mary Greville Woods - Wife - aged: 48 - born:
Glasgow, Scotland.  Plus 2 domestic servants.

MIC - states that he was awarded the 15 Star, the BWM & the VM.   No date
is given as to when he first went into a theatre of war, but given that he
was awarded the 15 Star, it must have been sometime during 1914/1915.

East Lancs Field Coy.

Extract from de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918, Part 1, page 385:

WOODS, BASIL HAMILTON, 2nd Lieut., 1st East Lancs. Field Coy. Royal
Engineers (T.F.), elder surviving s. of William Henry Woods, of Ravenstone,
Hale, Cheshire, Mechanical Engineer, by his wife, Norah, dau. of Charles
Greville Williams, F.R.S.. F.C.S.; b. Chorlton-cum-Hardy, near Manchester,
18 Aug. 1891 educ. Repton School (where he was a Sergt. in the O.T.C.), and
Oriel College, Oxford, was given a commission in the Reserve of Officers,
which he resigned early in 1914 to take one in the East Lancashire
Territorial Division, R.E., 16 April, 1914; went to Egypt with the East
Lancashire Division in Sept. following, and was killed along with a number
of N.C.Os. and men, 17 Dec. 1914, while on active service on the Suez
Canal, by an explosion on a launch, supposed to be caused by a German mine,
and was buried with full military honours in the Suez Cemetery.
Memorials found on:
St. Peter's (Hale)
Wadham House School (Hale)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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