Topic: Militia - Area Officers
The Australian Militia
Roll of Honour
Cecil Talbot WOODS
Cecil Talbot WOODS
|Date of birth||21 February 1875|
|Place of birth||Mudgee, New South Wales|
|Address||151 High Street, Malvern, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Maria Margaret Woods, 34 College Street, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Enlistment date||29 September 1914|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/13/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 25 February 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Liutenant; secondary cemetary rank: Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Light Horse Regiment|
Killed in Action 7 August 1915
See: The Nek
|Place of death or wounding||Gallipoli, Turkey|
|Age at death from cemetery records||40|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 5), Gallipoli, Turkey |
The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.
The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.
The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.
|Roll of Honour||Panel number 7, Australian War Memorial|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Flora Ann and the late William Frederic WOODS; Wife: Laura M TAYLOR (formerly Woods)|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed Captain, local and temporary rank without pay and allowances of same, Zeitoun, Eygpt. Taken on strength of 8th Light Horse, Gallipoli, 27 July 1915.
Citation: The Australian Militia, Area Officers, Roll of Honour, Cecil Talbot WOODS