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27819   Private Patrick Woods
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Summary      
Patrick Woods was the eldest son of Patrick and Jane Woods. Patrick Woods was born in Caledon, County Tyrone about 1897. The family lived at Main Street, Caledon. His father was a publican. Patrick Woods enlisted in Caledon. Private Patrick Woods was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in the 1st July 1916. Patrick was 19 years old. The CWGC records Patrick as the son of Patrick and Jane Woods, who by then, lived at 340 Scotland Street, Glasgow.
Further Information
Patrick Woods was the eldest son of Patrick and Jane Woods. Patrick Woods was born in Caledon, County Tyrone about 1897.
The 1901 census shows the family living at Main Street, Caledon, County Tyrone. Patrick is not present. His father was a spirit merchant.
The 1911 census shows the family still living at Main Street, Caledon, County Tyrone. Patrick is a 14 years old scholar. His father is now a publican.
Family: Patrick Woods, Jane Woods, Mary R Woods (born about 1895), Annie Woods (born about 1896), Patrick Woods (born about 1897), Joseph Mark Woods (born about 1898), Jane Theresa Woods (born about 1900), James Francis Woods (born about 1901), Anthony Woods (born about 1905), Dominick Woods (born about 1907), Clare Woods (born about 1906), Gertrude Woods (born about 1910), George Woods (born about 1911).
Patrick Woods enlisted in Caledon.
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Private Patrick Woods was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in the 1st July 1916. Patrick was 19 years old.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 21 September 1916:
Private P Woods, Inniskillings, Caledon, is officially reported killed.
The CWGC records Patrick as the son of Patrick and Jane Woods, who lived at 340 Scotland Street, Glasgow.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Main Street (No 36) Caledon Census listing in Main St, Caledon 54.350254 -6.836765
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Woods family Does not list Patrick as living with the family at house 39 in Main Street, Caledon, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Woods, Patrick, publican
3 1911 Census lists Woods family Lists Patrick as age 14 living with the family at house 36 in Main Street, Caledon, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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