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26 Jun 1916
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Joseph Henry Woollard, 14307, D Company, 6th Bedfordshire Regiment, died on June 26th, 1916, from wounds sustained in action the previous morning near Arras. He was aged 22.
The Stopsley-born son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Woollard, of 57 Lyndhurst Road, Luton, he had been employed as a clerk by Messrs Lye & Sons, New Bedford Road, for whom he had worked from the age of 14.
After enlisting, he went to France on August 11th, 1915, and came home on seven days leave in May 1916 before returning to his fate at the Front.
Platoon Commander Sec-Lieut P. J. Cornell wrote to Mr and Mrs Woollard on the day their son was wounded to say he was quite cheerful and asking that they should not worry too much.
Pte Woollard died in the No. 20 Casualty Clearing Station.