Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
27819   Private Patrick Woods
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/01/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/02/1897
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Patrick Woods was the eldest son of Patrick and Jane Woods. Patrick Woods was born on 12th February 1897. He was one of fifteen children, twelve surviving, all born in the Caledon area. The family lived at Main Street, Caledon. His father was a publican. 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. The CWGC record Patrick as the son of Patrick and Jane Woods, who by then, lived at 340 Scotland Street, Glasgow.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1555673
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
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 - Caledon 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 Photo of Private Patrick Woods's inscription
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023