Woods, Morrison (No. 153284)

Woods, Morrison

Sapper

No. 153284, Royal Engineers

Died of disease on Monday 19 August 1946 (aged 30)

Buried:

Bangor Cemetery, Co. Down (Section Wall West Grave 369)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

Morrison Woods was born around 1916 in Scotland, and he was the third son of Morrison and Margaret Woods (nee Smith) of 1014 Govan Road, Glasgow.  Morrison Woods worked as an engineer in a shipbuilding yard and he and Margaret had at least four children including James, Elizabeth, and Morrison.

Morrison Woods Junior was the husband of Phyllis Marguerite Woods (nee Wells) of 4 Beechwood Avenue, Bangor. Morrison (aged 24) and Phyllis (aged 19) were married on 3 April 1941 in Bangor Abbey Church of Ireland Church.  They had a son called Morrison (known as Morris).

During the Second World War Sapper Morrison Woods (No. 153284) served with the Royal Engineers, and he was 30 when he died of cancer on 19 August 1946 at his residence, 4 Beechwood Avenue, Bangor.

On his CWGC headstone in Bangor Cemetery his wife Phyllis included the inscription:

WORTHY

OF EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE

HIS LOVING WIFE

On an adjacent headstone there is another inscription:

SILCOCK

IN LOVING MEMORY OF PHYLLIS

BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES AND MOTHER OF MORRISON WOODS

DIED 18 FEBRUARY 1999