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22851   Private James Woods
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 22/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 16
James Woods was the only child of James and Catherine Woods. He was born about 1900 in Eglish, County Tyrone. Jamesí father was a farmer. The family lived in Mulboy, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. James Woods enlisted in Dungannon. Private James Woods was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 22nd May 1916. He was just 16 years old. Private James Woods is buried in Philosophe British Military Cemetery near Mazingarbe in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery
  Mazingarbe, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-E-13
CWGC Casualty 68340
Philosophe lies between Bethune and Lens. From the Lens-Bethune road (N43), follow the D165E road for 400 metres to a right turn. The cemetery lies to the left 100 metres along this track. The first CWGC sign for the cemetery is at the junction of the N43 and the D165E.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Caledon Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Caledon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Armagh Dead in the Great War 175
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Woods family Lists James as age 1 living with the family at house 13 in Mulboy, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Woods family Lists James as age 11 living with the family at house 5 in Mulboy, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Philosophe British Cemetery Photo of James Wood's headstone
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Wood's headstone can be purchased here.
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