|Royal Navy||BRISTOL, Z/4683 & 6/1585||attached to 6th Battalion|
Photos courtesy Jim Walker
Edgar with shoulder flashes of Telegraphist
Edgar wearing Mediterranean uniform
He was known as Edgar. He was born in 1888 at Derby, the son of Joseph and Fanny Woodland. His father was a railway inspector and Edgar became a clerk for the railway company. He joined the Navy in November 1915, and his record noted that he was a clerk, C of E and a swimmer. In February 1916 he passed out of signal school and was posted to the Royal Naval Barracks at Chatham. He left the service in May 1919. He married Margaret (Maggie) Puttock in 1919 and they lived at Fritchley.
Edgar sent Maggie photographs and postcards from the various places he was stationed. He served in the Mediterranean.
Postcard sent to Margaret dated 18 December 1917
Undated postcard on which Edgar asks Maggie what she thinks of the ship
Card from Edgar to Maggie from Greece dated 1916
Card sent from Edgar showing two Maltese seamen
Margaret Puttock, Edgar's wife-to-be
Rating O.Sig; DoB 20/05/88; he was a clerk living at Fritchley. His height was 5ft 5in and he had brown eyes and brown hair. He was C of E and a swimmer The next of kin was his father, J. Woodland, of 30 Brereton Road Bedford.
10/11/15 Date of entry
27/11/15 Attached to 6th Bn 6/1585
21/02/16 Drafted from signal school S.S.2015 to R.N. Bks Chatham
11/03/16 Enrolment form forwraded to A.G./9;
17/05/19 W.G.148826 A.G.9b
|Joseph C||Woodland||Head||49||Railway Inspector||Houghton Conquest, Beds|
|Fanny M||Woodland||wife||48||Claydon, Oxon|
|Fanny M||Morgan||niece||32||Claydon, Oxon|
RG13; Piece: 1492; Folio: 105; Page: 24
1911: Station House, Ambergate
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