Richard Albert Woodhouse


Submitted by Keith Woodhouse.

Richard was Keith’s grand father.
Private Richard Albert Woodhouse enlisted on two occasions into the Yorkshire Light Infantry to serve in WW1,on both occasions seeing action in the France.
His first service as No. 11887 Pte. Woodhouse he received the Victory Medal, 628; British War Medal and the 15 Star. He landed in France on 22nd July 1915. Pte. Woodhouse was later Discharged (without injury and in good health) to the Home front to take up his occupation as a steel worker.
Richard Albert Woodhouse enlisted again in the Kings Yorkshire Light Infantry on 24th October 1917 at the age of 26. As Pte. 67713 Woodhouse he was called up for service to 3rd K.O.Y.L.I. on 3rd July 1918 and posted to 9th K.O.Y.L.I. on 21st September 1918 to fight in France. On or around 24th October 1918 Pte. Woodhouse received a gunshot wound to the right leg in a battle to take POIX Du NORD. The injury sustained was a fractured fibula.
The battle in which Pte. Woodhouse was wounded was the last one fought by the Regiment at the end of the War. Pte Woodhouse was then posted to Depot and later discharged from further active service (Cause of Discharge: Para 392 (XVI) KR A6 29W).
Born at Sheffield on 17/6/1892, Richard Albert Woodhouse lived to the grand age of 102.










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