The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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J. Woods


Private J Woods, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, has been listed as a casualty of the sinking of the RMS Leinster on the 10th of October 1918. However no one of that name, rank and service appears on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s lists – which are largely, though not entirely, complete.

It is possible that he was a survivor of the sinking and one name seems to match the criteria. This is Private James Woods, Service Number 036246, of the R.A.O.C. and previously of the Scottish Rifles, born in Paisley, Scotland. This man’s war records are available and show that he enlisted in the Scottish Rifles in September 1914, fought with the British Expeditionary Force in France, and was transferred to the Ordnance Corps in November 1917. He married Catherine M’Dermid in October 1917 and was discharged in June 1919.

N.B. this may not be the correct person.



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