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Selwyn Gorton Woods

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Portrait of S. G. Woods. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Selwyn Gorton AWMM
  • Surname
    Woods AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sel AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12337 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1893 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    James Johnson Woods (father), Edgehill, Picton Street, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 6 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12337 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Selwyn Woods was the son of James Johnson and Elizabeth Annie Woods, of 7 Franklin Road, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Last rank held listed as Temporary Captain

    Attended Auckland Grammar School.

    Named Sel in the Ahier diary (MS 2004/76)

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVI.BB.1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Captain Selwyn G. Woods, who died of wounds on December 5, was the fourth son of Mr J.J. Woods, Hepburn Street, Auckland. Captain Woods was educated at the Beresford Street School and Auckland Grammar School, and subsequently took up the teaching profession, being assistant master at Te Awamutu public school. He gained his commission at Trentham, and sailed with the twelfth reinforcements as a second lieutenant. At the time of his death he had been 14 months in France. He was recently promoted in the field to temporary captain. Captain Woods was one of four brothers serving in the great war. (Auckland Weekly News, 20 December 1917, p. 20)

    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Second Term, 1918. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 16 AWMM
    • Ahier, William Roland. War diary, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/76. AWMM
      p. 21 April 1917 AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      1918, Second term. pp.11-12. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: 20 December 1917, p. 20. AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
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