Lieutenant Colonel Phillip James Woods

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Date published: 27/07/1917
Killed in action: No
Information: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip James Woods D.S.O., Royal Irish Rifles,commanding a Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in France, is a son of the late Mr. Hugh Woods, of St. John's, Hillsborough, Co. Down, and Mrs. Woods, Innisfallen, Annadale, Belfast. He served two years in the South African War with Baden Powell's Force, South African Constabulary. When war was declared he obtained a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles, and was promoted Captain in November, 1914. He received his majority in September, 1915, and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in January last, for an act of gallantry and good leadership during the Somme battle in July, 1916. He took part in the advance at Messines on June 7th. Lieutenant Colonel Woods in 1907 married Florence, eldest daughter of Mrs. Stewart Blacker Quin, of Belfast.