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Second Lieutenant Arthur Hamilton Winthrop Woodruff (1913)

5 January 1888 – 28 September 1917

Entered College in Michaelmas Term, 1913. A member of the 1st Hockey XI, 1913 – 1914. A member of the University Contingent of the Officers’ Training Corp. Played hockey for Dorset.

Commenced service in August 1914. Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, 1915, serving with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia. Killed in action at Ramadie, 28 September 1917.

Brigadier-General F. G. Lucas wrote:

He was a most promising officer and would have certainly risen had he remained in the Army. He set a splendid example to the men. I mourn with you the loss of a brave and lovable gentleman

His Commanding Officer, Captain P. A. Plincke, also wrote:

He led his platoon on with great dash and gallantry

Major A. Lamonby wrote:

His constant cheerfulness made him a favourite with all in the mess.

(‘De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, 1914 – 1924’, volume 4, p. 244)

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