Wooderson, Ernest A

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Ernest Arthur Wooderson

Son of Henry Wooderson and Francis Elizabeth Wooderson née Short

Born c. June 1879 at Stratford, Essex

Employed by Teddington Post Office from the age of 14 and as postman 1900-16.

Married Emma Elizabeth Little on 4th Sept 1910 at Harmondsworth Church, Middlesex

They lived at 5 Teddington Park, Teddington and had two children.

Enlisted with the 17th Battn of the Royal Fusiliers in June 1916 and proceeded to France in November 1916. In France he transferred to the Royal Engineers. In August 1917 he sustained severe injuries, being completely buried by the bursting of a shell. He returned to England for treatment, but transferred as Private (614383) with the 123rd Company of the Labour Corps and was sent again to France in March 1918. He died in the 54th Central Clearing Station at Poperinge from pneumonia following influenza whilst he was waiting for his demobilisation on 26th February 1919, in his 40th year.

Buried at the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium (Grave XXXV.B.23)

(See: Find A Grave Memorial# 10778721)

Listed on Teddington War Memorial

Listed on Teddington Post Office War Memorial

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