Philip Sydney Soane Woodforde

Born: 12 January 1894

Died: 6 May 1917

Philip Woodforde was one of Mosman Prep’s first pupils in 1904. He attended Shore and became a woolbuyer. He was fluent in French.

He joined the A.I.F. on 27 August 1914 and fought at Gallipoli and in France. Twice he was wounded in action. He was mentioned in despatches for ‘distinguished and gallant service’ by both Sir Ian Hamilton (Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) and Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (commander of the British forces).

Philip Woodforde was wounded for a third time at Bullecourt on 5 May 1917 and died the following day at No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station. He was 23.

Stepson of Archibald Clifford Blacklow.

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