Frederick Thomas Woodcock MC


1894 Oct 26. Born Cambridge

1901 census living in Cambridge

1911 census. Living in Cambridge

1917 Jun 27 . Commissioned 2nd Lt in Cheshire Regt.

1918 Jul 23. MC Gazetted. T/2nd Lt. Frederick Thomas Woodcock, Ches. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He assumed command of th e company when all officers had become casualties, and maintained the defence for several hours in spite of an intense shell fire. He then withdrew with much skill and daring to a. new position. Later, he assisted his company commander in beating out a fire which had started in front of the trench, and was masking their fire

1919 Oct 22 Gazetted out as Lt.

1920 Aug 31. Joined ADRIC with service no 468. Posted to E Coy

1920 Sep 15. Promoted Section Leader

1920 Nov 10. Promoted Platoon Commander

1920 Dec 23. Reverted to T/Cadet "on command". He moved to RIC Depot, but it was cancelled on 4 Feb 1921. So I assume he remained DI3 in ADRIC

1921 Oct 7. Discharged Medically Unfit, not due to RIC service

I have notes from My Great Grandmother stating that her brother Fred injured in Ireland, was sent home in a wheel chair, married his nurse and went to live in Brighton. My Grandmother told me that Frederick had been shot in the back and never walked again.

1922 Oct/Dec Married in Cambridgeshire to Madeline G Combs (she was born 1902 in Brighton)

1938 Mar 29. The family have a letter from the War Office dated 24th April 1952 informing his sister that her brother died in Kings College Hospital 29th of March 1938