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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Nottingham
Albert Nicola (sic) was born in 1891 and was the youngest son of George and Sarah Woodward (nee Ward). They had two other sons both born in Nottingham, George b1876 and Arthur b1881. Albert Nicola married Agnes Elizabeth, born Nottingham, in about 1910 (registration of marriage not yet traced). They had a son, Albert (registration of birth not yet traced). In 1911 the family lived at 64 Sneinton Road Nottingham and shown George 63 yrs head of the family a glass and china dealer, and his wife Sarah 59 yrs, who was assisting her husband in the business. Living with them was their recently married son Albert Nicola 20 yrs a window cleaner and his wife Agnes Elizabeth 20 ys (b 1891) and their grandson Stanley 8 yrs of age, their son Arthur's child. At the time of Albert's death his widow Agnes Elizabeth was living at Wright Street, Blue Bell Hill, Nottingham. She received a letter from the Ministry of Pensions informing her that she would receive a pension of 18 shillings a week for herself and their one child.
He was a plumber when he enlisted in the Territorial Force in 1909 but in 1911 was working as a window cleaner.
31 Jan 1917
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91940 - CWGC Website
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64 Sneinton Road,Nottingham
Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Albert Nicola Woodward enlisted in the 1/7th Territorial battalion of the Sherwood Foresters Regiment at Nottingham on 9th June 1909. He was 18 years and 4 months old, occupation plumber and employed by his father George of 64 Sneinton Road, Nottingham. He atttended annual camps with his battalion until war broke out when on 5th August 1914 he elected for embodied service. He served in France from 28th February 1915 and was promoted lance corporal on 23rd November 1916. Albert received multiple wounds from a shell burst and was admitted to hospital on 13th January 1917. He died of his wounds on 31st January 1917 at the 43rd Casualty Clearing Station and was buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France (grave ref. IV. G. 6). Albert had served for 7 years and 238 days. He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC - Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery (extract): 'The site of the cemetery was chosen in May 1916. It was used from June 1916 to May 1917 by the 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations, in February 1917 by the 1/1st South Midland, and from April to June 1917 by the 32nd. The whole of plots VII, VIII, IX and X were filled in April and May 1917, the months of the Battles of Arras. From June 1917, the cemetery was practically unused until the fighting of May and June 1918, when field ambulances buried in it. After the Armistice the cemetery was increased by graves brought in from the following small military cemeteries [listed].'
First names: Albert Nicola (sic), as recorded on birth registration and military records. His elder brother Arthur was married to Rose Glossop at St Peters Church Nottingham on 27th June 1896 and had four children, Stanley born 1903, Wilfred born 8th February 1905, George born 9th July 1908 and Rose born 31st December 1912. Arthur enlisted in Nottingham on 26th August 1914 at the age of 38 yrs 235 days. He served in the Royal Engineers (41912 Sapper) but was discharged on 19th May 1915 under Kings Regulations 392 XVI 'being no longer fit for service.' He never served abroad. Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His widow Agnes was his sole legatee. Register gave name of their son, Albert. 'In memoriam' notice published 31st January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WOODWARD. – In loving memory of L. Cpl. A. N. Woodward, who died of multiple wounds in France, Jan. 31, 1917. Two years have passed, and still to memory dear, we breathe his loving name and shed the silent tear. – From his father and mother, baby, and family.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Albert Woodward - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle