Churchill Woodington

Service:                Army

Rank:                    Lance Corporal

Service No:           49109

Unit:                     10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

 Churchill was born in St George in 1892.  He was the 5th Child of Albert & Sarah Woodington.  A schoolboy in 1901 he was living with his family at Grove Villa Bell Hill.  At the time of the 1911 census we find him living with his parents & siblings at 15 Clouds Hill Road , his father was a coal merchant & Churchill was a clerk.

Churchill died 25th August 1918, Age 26, in the battle period known as the “Advance to Victory” (8th August 1918 to 11th November 1918) when a total of 9,847 Allied officers & men were killed. During these last months of the war the Allied Forces successfully pushed the German Army eastwards over the Belgian Border.

He is remembered with Honour on the Vis-En Artois Memorial, the men listed having no known grave.

                          

Image by kind permission of CWGC.

Churchill was awarded The British War Medal & The Victory Medal.

 

References

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1901 & 1911 UK household census

Wikipedia.