Gnr
Wallace Ernest Wooldridge

Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
14/02/1890
Geburtsort:
Lye, West Midlands, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Woodturner

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Gunner
Dienstnummer:
238726
Einberufung ort:
Hilsea, Hampshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Field Artillery, "C" Bty. 83rd Bde.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
09/01/1918
Sterbeort:
Ploegsteert Bos (Ploegsteert Wood), Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
27

Begräbnisplatz

Canada Farm Cemetery
Grabstelle: III
Reihe: H
Grab: 45

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort

Meine Geschichte

Wallace Ernest Wooldridge was a 27-year-old wood turner from Bromley, London. Married to He enlisted as Gunner in the 83th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, part of the 18th Divisional Artillery. Gunner Wooldridge joined “C” Battery.

In January 1918 the Brigade was stationd in Ploegsteert forest, with headquarters near Essex Farm. “A”, “B”, “C” Battery were stationed to the east of the headquarter in a line running from southeast to northwest. “D” Battery was located to the north of Essex Farm. The supply lines to the guns ran from Krombeke and ran past the village of Elverdinge.

At the end of January 1918 the war diary reports that two men were killed and 18 were wounded that month. Gunner Wallace Ernest Wooldridge was one of these men. According to a letter from an officere to his wife, he was hit in the back by a piece of shell. He died on January 9th, 1918, leaving a wife and two children and is burried at Canada Farm Cemetery near Elverdinge, plot 3, row H, grave 45.

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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/436294/w-e-wooldridge/
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http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/casualty/wooldridge-wallace-ernest/
http://www.rememberthefallen.co.uk/casualty/wooldridge-wallace-ernest/
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https://www.oshsch.com/2014/11/local-man-traces-grandfather-via-wwi-osh/
https://www.oshsch.com/2014/11/local-man-traces-grandfather-via-wwi-osh/
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The Long Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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The National Archives
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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