Lieutenant James H Woods

Lieutenant James Henry Woods was the son of Michael and Alice Woods, of Finchley, Middlesex.

He was granted an emergency commission with the Royal Artillery (RA) in April 1943 and served with 1st Airlanding Light Regiment, RA.

Lt Woods deployed with the regiment to Italy in September 1943 and remained there until it was withdrawn from the line in January 1944 to return to the UK, in preparation for the forthcoming campaign in north-west Europe.

He took part in the glider insertion to the Battle of Arnhem, during Op Market Garden, later that year.

Lieutenant Woods died on 25 September 1944, aged 28 years old, and is now buried at Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Arnhem.

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James H Woods

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  • Transcript of a letter sent from 2nd Lt Woods to Gunner Barkham’s mother, 11 October 1943.

    Transcript of a letter sent from 2nd Lt Woods to Gunner Barkham’s mother, 11 October 1943.

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