Patrick Joseph Woodford

Patrick Joseph Woodford (1889–1916) was a 26-year-old illiterate fisher from Herring Neck, Newfoundland, who joined the Newfoundland Regiment in November 1915. He died less than a year later, on October 12, 1916, from wounds received when the Regiment tried to capture a German trench near Gueudecourt, France. His personal effects were returned to his father. Both of Woodford's parents had died by 1920, when the Newfoundland government presented memorial scrolls to the families of the fallen. A close family friend asked to keep Woodford's Memorial Scroll, demonstrating how entire communities mourned the young men and women who had been killed in the war.

Service Record Details

(LAC acknowledges the participation of the Provincial Archives Division, The Rooms Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador, for the links to their Digitized Personnel Files.)

Date of Birth: 1889

Date of Attestation: November 3, 1915

Age at Enlistment: 26 years

Prior Military Service:

Height: 5 feet, 6 inches

Weight: 137 pounds


Home Address: Herring Neck, Twillingate District, Newfoundland

Trade: Fisher

Married: No

Next of Kin: Alfred Woodford (father)

Theatre of War: Europe

Casualties/Medical History


Interesting Details from the Service Record


The London Gazette

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Military Medals, Honours and Awards (1812–1969)

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