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VC1085    James Park Woods


Name   James Park Woods     No.      

VC Issue No.   1085   Awards   VC     

Regiment   Australian Imperial Force, 48th (South Australia) Battalion



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Gawler, Australia

Place Of Death   Hollywood Hospital, Claremont, Western Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Karrakatta Cemetery, Hollywood, Perth, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Wesleyan Section H-A, Plot 1

Gazetted   26 December 1918

VC Presented   31 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Karrakatta Cemetery, Hollywood, Perth, Australia

P  Memorial Plaque in Karrakatta Garden of Remebrance (Wall 3, Row C), Hollywood, Perth, Western Australia

P  Memorial Plaque, Western Australian War Memorial, Kings Park, Perth, WA, Australia

Named on Victoria Cross Plaque, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Ingleburn RSL Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Borella Road, Peards Complex, East Albury, NSW, Australia

P  Named on Memorial, RSL HQ, Adelaide, Australia

P  Glen Eagles Rest Area, Albany Highway, WA, Australia

By The Way…

He was turned down from joining up due to lack of height. But restrictions were relaxed in late 1916 so was able to join

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



VC 1084 VC 1086
VC 1084
VC 1086

BORN   2 January 1891

DIED   18 January 1963  AGE   72

VC Won   18 September 1918   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Near Le Verguier, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War