Lawrence James Woodruff

September 6, 2015

WOODFUFF, Lawrence James- – – – SPC 1910

DoB:- – 1892, Traralgon, VIC

Father:- – John Edward Woodruff

Mother:- – Emily Blanche, nee Reid or Drake

Lawrence was a boarder from Traralgon, attending the College for his Matriculation year, and won an academic award for overall excellence.

Upon leaving St Patrick’s College he started studying Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne.

Service No:

Rank:- – Private

Unit:- – Australian Army Medical Corps Depot

Lawrence Woodruff enlisted on 2 August 1915, one month short of his 23rd birthday. He was five feet, eight inches tall, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and fair hair.

While undergoing training at Castlemaine, then Broadmeadows, then Maribyrnong, he contracted Pneumonia.

On 18 January 1916, Private Lawrence James Woodruff died of heart failure brought on by his illness without having left Australia. He was buried at Box Hill General Cemetery, Victoria.