Second LieutenantWOODROFFE, SIDNEY CLAYTON

Died 30/07/1915

Aged 19

8th Bn.
Rifle Brigade

V C

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."

Commemorated at YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Location: West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Number of casualties: 54609

Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

See cemetery plan
Memorial details

CWGC Archives

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