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Thomas Woodcock VC, photos

Wigan's Forgotten Hero

Photograph taken May 1917 of Broenbeek, Ney Copse in center, Ney Wood on right center. Broenbeek

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Lc/Corp Woodcock's final resting place. Commonwealth grave cemetery, Douchy-Les-Ayette, France. Commonwealth grave cemetery

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It was here, in front of the Village of Ayette that I believe Thomas Woodcock was KIA. March 26th 1918. Village of Ayette

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The exact spot where Pte Woodcock rescued Pte Hilley and carried him to Craonne farm (seen in the distance) under heavy fire. The exact spot where Pte Woodcock rescued Pte Hilley

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North-East corner of Ney Copse where 2 platoon-3 Company fought off a heavy attack on the morning of the 16th Sept 1917. North-East corner of Ney Copse

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The Broenbeek, Belgium. The exact stretch where 2 platoon-3 Company crossed under fire on the morning of Sept 16th 1917. The Broenbeek, Belgium

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Warley Barracks. Woodcock's basic training took place here. May 1915 to Dec 1915. Warley Barracks

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15 Belvoir Street. Woodcock was born in this house, March 19th 1888. The house is still there. 15 Belvoir Street

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