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Andrew Woodley

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 25 January 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 25 January 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Woodley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Andrew Woodley AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/4218 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1895 AWMM CheviotCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A. Woodley (father), Eketahuna, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/4218 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 December 1915 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Three weeks after arriving in Egypt Andrew Woodley boarded the 'Ivernia' bound for France. On 27 June he joined the 2 Battalion, Wellington Regiment in preparation for the Battle of the Somme. (Church, p.124)

    "On 14 September, Andrew Woodley was wounded in the head, whilst near Flers. He immediately transferred to England, and arrived at No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst on 20 September. He died two days later." (Church, p.124)

    Andrew Woodley was the first NZEF serviceman to die at Brockenhurst.

    Family history and letters found on p.120 in Clare Church's 'New Zealand Graves at Brockenhurst'. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 September 1916 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 6, Grave 5 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    War Memorial in the porch at Eketahuna Memorial Hall. AWMM

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  • On June 11th my husband and I travelled from London to Brockenhurst to "visit" great uncle Andrew (Woodley). We took a photo of him and his sister Millie, (my grandmother), a NZ flag and poppies for all the servicemen. We came to this beautiful and serene commonwealth cemetery. Located in the New Forest area it was peaceful and had a NZ feel about it with the planting of ferns and flaxes. Whilst there four other people wandered through and there were other visitors in the 'modern' part of the cemetery close by. St Nicholas church has a memorial to the New Zealanders and information about the hospital. We were fortunate to be there when the church was open and learnt a stain glass window was to be dedicated to the New Zealanders at the 100 year commemoration at the end of June. We spent a few hours there, it was emotional, quite wonderful and so fulfilling. Lest we forget.
    Public - Jill - Direct descendant - 16 July 2016
  • It has been wonderful to locate the resting place of my great uncle Andrew Woodley at Brockenhurst ST Nicholas churchyard in the UK. My mother Margaret, daughter of Andrew's sister Millicent, has had very little information about him. My husband and I plan to pay our respects to Andrew and the other New Zealanders at Brockenhurst cemetery in June this year whilst in the UK. We have had the privilege of visiting a number of commonwealth cemeteries in recent years, always emotionally charged and leaving grateful for the care of the graves. I anticipate standing in front of my great uncle in the 100 th year of his death will be an unforgettable experience . LEST WE FORGET.
    Public - Jillian Elizabeth (Jill) - Direct descendant - 21 February 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Church, C. (2002). New Zealand graves at Brockenhurst : 93 New Zealand soldiers remembered from World War One. Hampshire, England: Author. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Auckland Weekly News, 1917 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      28: 10 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith and Lyn Griffiths (2021). AWMM


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22 October 2017LynetteHamiltonDirect descendant
16 July 2016JillAuckland New ZealandDirect descendant
21 February 2016Jillian Elizabeth (Jill)New Zealand Direct descendant

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