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Cecil Talbot Woods (1875–1915)


Captain Cecil Talbot Woods, of the 1st Victorian contingent, killed in action, was a son of the late Captain W. F. Woods, of Mudgee, and Mrs. Woods, of 31 College street, Sydney. He was a brother of Private W.H.R. (Wylie) Woods, of the machine-gun section with the 1st Now South Wales expeditionary Force, who was one of the first killed at the front, and of Mrs. Archie Aspinail. He had four brothers who were with the forces. Fred Woods fought against the Germans in South-west Africa, and is now volunteering for the Dardanelles; Jack, lately reported wounded; and Donald, now in camp at Liverpool. Captain Cecil Woods and Fred served through the South African war.

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'Woods, Cecil Talbot (1875–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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21 February, 1875
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia


7 August, 1915 (aged 40)
Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli, Turkey

Cause of Death

killed in action

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