Harry Woodhouse was the son of Samuel and Alice Woodhouse of 12 New Street, Cradley Heath, and attended Cradley C of E School. He enlisted in the Worcesters and joined the 4th Battalion which returned from Gallipoli in early 1916. They were engaged in the opening and final stages of the Somme and in the Spring of 1917 were in the front line in the battles of Arras. On the 14th April a strong attack was made on the fortified village of Monchy-le-Preux, just east of Arras, with considerable loss. On the 23rd another attack was made on nearby Infantry Hill but the German defences were impossible to overcome. Private Henry Woodhouse was killed in action on this day alongside four other Halesowen men. He was 22 years of age and is commemorated on the Arras, Cradley, Halesowen and Cradley C of E School Memorials.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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