Letter from Lancelot Woodrow to his brother Willie
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|Title||Letter from Lancelot Woodrow to his brother Willie|
|Notes||Lancelot Woodrow was not officially recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as he enlisted under his brother's name Bertie Woodrow. I have managed to establish that he now has been listed under his right name which took some time via e-mails to the Commission. I have been informed that his name will be added to the memorial when they next engrave there.|
Pte. 11107 Lancelot Sydney Woodrow (served as Bertie Reginald Woodrow), 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers, killed in action 16th August 1917, is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. The 1st Bn., as part of the 29th Division, took part in the Battle of Langemarck, 16th-18th April 1917, the second phase of the Third Battle of Ypres (Battle of Passchendaele).
Pte. 202136 Bertie Reginald Woodrow, 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action 11th April 1918, is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. The 1st Bn, as part of the 3rd Division, took part in the Battle of Estaires, repulsing the German 'Spring Offensive', 9th-11th April 1918 (opening of the Battle of the Lys).
|Item Date||2nd December 1915|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Richard Marshall (Norwich and Norfolk Millennium Library Submission Day 8th April 2008)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Heather Hannant|