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These pages are a synopsis of known details of the life of Alfred Basil Woodhall - there are many missing portions and help and contact from friends or relatives would be greatly appreciated. Contact:
January 9, 1897 - Born Laburnun Cottage, Kirkby-in-Furness to Clara Woodhall (nee Richards) and Job Woodhall (Sharebroker)
He had a brother Herbert Woodhall b. 1890 d. about 1949. Younger sisters Mabel Woodhall (Mabel Denver ?) and Dorothy Woodhall (Dorothy Stanbury ?) . Nieces Frieda Woodhall, Peggy Woodhall (Peggy Brayshaw) - Contact with any family members or descendants sought - Please Email
About 1913 - Corporal in South African Defence Force. Worked passage to England aboard SS Ingoma mid 1915 in order not to "miss the war"
August 1915 - enlisted in Manchester University Officer Training Unit.
January 1916 - Joined Royal marine Light Infantry - short-term commission as Subaltern- see following page>