DATA BASE REF: M/A 1009
EDWARD CHARLES WOODWARD (DECEASED)
BORN AT CASTOR 1926
2ND SON OF ALFRED AND LOUISE WOODWARD
Ted enlisted in 1944 as an Apprentice Fitter with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps stationed at York. In October 1945 he was posted to Tripoli and Palestine with the British Army on the Rhine until June 1952, returning home in August 1952.
After a period of leave and on the expiration of his time with the K.R.R.C. (8 years 46 days) – he was transferred at Exeter, to the Army Reserve – serving a further 3 years 10 months. In total 12 years of service.
On leaving the Army – according to his service records – his C/O states the army was sorry to lose him and that Teds Military Conduct was exemplary. He was cheerful, good humoured, a hard and capable worker, a steady and reliable man especially when driving or as a vehicle mechanic.
After demob Ted drove for Frank Taylors Transport (Ailsworth) Reeds Removals of Peterborough and later for John Taylors Haulage (Ailsworth)
He married Nancy in 1971 and lived at 41a in Peterborough Road Castor until he died in 1994 aged 67 years.