Raymond Leo Woodhouse

September 6, 2015

WOODHOUSE, Raymond Leo- – – – SPC ?

DoB:- – 1888, Cowwarr, Gippsland, VIC

Father:- – Daniel Woodhouse

Mother:- – Agnes, nee Rice

Raymond Leo Woodhouse attended St Patrick’s as a boarder from Gippsland. There are no records which show the precise years of his attendance.

Service No:- 3297

Rank:- – Private

Unit:- – 59th Battalion

Raymond enlisted on 3 August 1915 at the age of 26 and a half years. He was five feet three and a half -½ inches tall, of dark complexion and light brown eyes and black hair. He was a Farmer near the small town of Cowwarr in Gippsland. Both his father and mother had died so his brother James was nominated as his next of kin.

He embarked at Melbourne on 26 November 1915 aboard the Commonwealth, travelling via Egypt to Marseille where de disembarked on 29 June 1916. He was reported as missing on 19 July 1916, -‘presumed buried in No Man’s Land’. The subsequent Court of Enquiry convened in the Field, found that Private Woodhouse was killed in action. He was 28 years old.

He is remembered at the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.