Casualty details

WOODROFFE, SIDNEY CLAYTON

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
30/07/1915
Age:
19
Regiment/Service:
Rifle Brigade
 
8th Bn.
Awards:
V C
Panel Reference
Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
Memorial
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Additional Information:

Educated at Marlborough. Son of Henry L. and Clara Woodroffe, of Thorpewood, Branksome Av., Bournemouth. His brothers Kenneth and Leslie also fell.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29286, dated 3rd Sept., 1915, records the following :- "For most conspicuous bravery on 30th July, 1915, at Hooge. The enemy having broken through the centre of our front trenches, consequent on the use of burning liquids, this Officer''s position was heavily attacked with bombs from the flank and subsequently from the rear, but he managed to defend his post until all his bombs were exhausted, and then skilfully withdrew his remaining men. This very gallant Officer immediately led his party forward in a counter-attack under an intense rifle and machine gun fire, and was killed whilst in the act of cutting the wire obstacles in the open."

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YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen

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