Woodhouse, Robert Cecil


The son of Major Robert Woodhouse (B 1868-1872) and Cecilia Woodhouse, nee Menzies. He came to Winchester from Wixenford School. He was a House Prefect and shot for Cadet Pair at Bisley. His activities between leaving school and the outbeak of the war are not recorded. He served with the Warwickshire Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery. The 1/1st was the first Territorial artillery unit to go overseas on active service. He fell at Hooge on 14th August 1915 and was buried at Birr Cross Road Cemetery, although his grave was subsequently lost to shell fire and he is commemorated on the Special Memorial there. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Woodhouse&GSiman=1&GScty=405077&GRid=12505725&

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Woodhouse
  • Forenames or initials: Robert Cecil
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1906-1911
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 29th November 1893
  • Date of Death: 14th August 1915
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer D6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY: UNION STREET GRAVEYARD No. 1; SPECIAL MEMORIAL 7.