5614474 Thomas Albert WOODCOCK, MM, 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment

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  1. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Hi guys
    You might be interested I have recently stumbled on the overgrown grave of a Thomas Albert Woodcock MM who died in 71 aged 59.
    He would appear to be 56144742 Sgt Woodcock of the 2nd Devons.
    Have been back and tidied him up.
    Any help with his MM would be appreciated.
    Regards
    Chris
     
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  3. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Many thanks glad I took the time to tidy him up. Will contact the D@Ds Regimental Association and let them know of his last resting place.
     
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  4. David Woods

    David Woods Member

    Sgt. Thomas Albert Woodcock is listed as wounded on 28.09.1944. Which makes actions on 04.10.1944 even more remarkable. The following men died on 04.10.1944, possibly in the action described on the medal citation.

    5616694 Cpl. PHILLIPS, Walter Edward 04/10/1944 31 2nd Bn Netherlands
    4036334 Pte. CAWLEY, George William 04/10/1944 24 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14693760 Pte. CRAGE, George 04/10/1944 21 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14231629 Pte. HOYLES, Arthur Henry 04/10/1944 22 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14701130 Pte. LARKIN, Albert Stanley 04/10/1944 19 2nd Bn Netherlands
    5628772 Pte. LASHBROOK, Arthur Franklin 04/10/1944 28 2nd Bn Netherlands
    6967614 Pte. MOON, William Basil 04/10/1944 28 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14646639 Pte. PENNY, William Henry George 04/10/1944 19 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14334919 Pte. SANDERS, Ronald 04/10/1944 20 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14433291 Pte. STEADMAN, Donald George 04/10/1944 19 2nd Bn Netherlands
    14684283 Pte. TULK, William James 04/10/1944 19 2nd Bn Netherlands
    5625225 Pte. WINFIELD, Douglas Harry 04/10/1944 27 2nd Bn Netherlands
     
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  5. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Sounds like quite a character!
    Many thanks
     
  6. Steve Mac

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  7. Chris Stone

    Chris Stone Member

    Thanks for that very interesting read
     

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