On this day 24th January 1917, 1554 Pte Roy Woodhouse died of wounds received on the 1st July 1916

Poppy1554 WoodhouseRoy Woodhouse was a painter and decorator and enlisted into “E” Matlock Company in January 1912 aged 19. He was the son of Elias and Clara Woodhouse of “Tor Side” on Jackson Rd in  Matlock.1554 woodhouse service form

Roy arrived in France with the 46th North Midland Division in February 1915 and suffered a gun shot wound in the left forearm on the 1st July 1916. After treatment in the 3rd North Midland Field Ambulance20 Casualty Clearing Station and 16 General Hospital he returned to England on the 6th July 1917.1554 Woodhouse Command Depot

Following treatment Roy was transferred to the Command Depot at Ballyvonare before transferring the 5th Reserve Battalion Sherwood Foresters on the 24th January 1917. He died later that day in Strensall Hospital from haemorrhage in the the lateral ventricle and is buried in St Giles Church in Matlock.matlock_st_giles

2 thoughts on “On this day 24th January 1917, 1554 Pte Roy Woodhouse died of wounds received on the 1st July 1916

  1. Nicholas Fletcher

    Hi , just read the account of Private Roy Woodhouse of the 1st/6th Notts and Derby’s Regiment , died of his wounds 24/1/17 . I have in my possession a ‘ In Memorium ‘ card from his funeral in Matlock , trying to find the family / friendship connection from my wife’s side that obviously existed as I found it in a bundle of family funeral cards . My wife’s family were Marriotts from Stonedge near Ashover , Derbyshire . Would love someone from Roy’s family to get in contact.
    Lest we forget , forever grateful. Nick Fletcher

    1. mikebriggs1910 Post author

      What a great item and story. I do hope that you find a connection. The Marriotts are a well known family name from D’Shire. Would you be willing to send a scan of the card and I’d add it to the post? cheers Mike


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