Cyril Arthur Woodland
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Australia's Fighting Sons of the Empire page 197
|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Perth Western Australia|
|Death||16 Sep 1947|
|Place of Death||Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years old|
5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 150 lbs|
68.039 kg; dark complexion ; dark brown eyes ; black hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Newtown, Jarrahdale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Edwin Portman Woodland|
|Date of Enlistment||8 Mar 1916|
|Unit/Formation||16th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement|
|Date of Embarkation||9 Aug 1916 ‒ 25 Sep 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A28 Miltiades|
|Date of Return||21 Jul 1918 ‒ 11 Sep 1918|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A36 Boonah|
|Fate||Wounded in Action 11 Jun 1917 Messines (gassed)|
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1916 Newtown, Jarrahdale, fireman
Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 8 Mar 1916 and on 12 Apr 1916 he was allocated to the 19th reinforcement draft for the 16th Battalion, travelling with them to England.
Following a further 3 months training with the 4th Training Battalion at Codford in England, Cyril proceeded overseas to France aboard HMT Princesse Clementine from Folkestone on 21 Dec 1916.
In France he was taken on the strength of the 16th Battalion on 2 Jan 1917 as they were on the move to Mametz. From 10 May until 28 May 1917 he was in hospital with the 56th Casualty Clearing Station recovering from influenza, and on his return he participated in the attack on German positions on the Messines ridge during 8 & 9 Jun 1917. Several days later he was the victim of gas shells, perhaps because of his earlier illness, and was evacuated from the battle field.
He rejoined the 16th Battalion on 27 Aug 1917 at Neuve Eglis where the battalion was re-equipping and training in preparation for another turn in the front lines.
He later developed pleurisy on 9 Jan 1918 which required him to spend best part of 3 months in hospital. Treated in turn by the 77th Field Ambulance, then the 2nd casualty Clearing Station and then the 2nd Australian General Hospital in Wimereux.
Evacuated to England aboard HMHS Western Australia, on 29 Jan 1918 he was admitted to the 1st London General Hospital in Camberwell, remaining in hospital until 2 Apr 1918, when he was discharged to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital. sent to No.2 Command Depot at Weymouth.
Eventually he was sent home to Australia. Hospitalised on return to Australia until 14 Sep 1918, before being discharged as medically unfit by the 5th Military District on 6 Oct 1918.
Newspaper reports that Cyril Arthur Woodland of Jarrahdale had been Gassed.
28 Apr 1920 Married Mary Gemmell Connell. Son Edwin WP born 20 Mar 1921.
Electoral Roll entries - 1922 - 1943 Jarrahdale, engine-driver