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  • Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff, Casualty Details, Grave site information etc. 

    Unknown author (2009)
    Copies (these items were copied from the internet) of Samuel DeVeaux's attestation paper, casualty details and a copy of a photo of Wailly Orchard Cemetery in which the old wooden crosses have been replaced by stones.
  • Letter - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff to "Maggie Muffin Hound" 

    Woodruff, Samuel DeVeaux (?-07-03)
    Letter, from Whitley Camp, Surrey. The letter is dated July 3, with no year. The salutation is "Dear Maggie Muffin Hound". Samuel writes about getting a letter from Barrie and he talks about old friends and family. He ...
  • Letter - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff to "Marg" 

    Woodruff, S.D. (?-11-05)
    Letter dated Nov. 5th, no year. The salutation is "Dear Marg". In this letter, Samuel talks about the fact that everyone is fed up and they want to go somewhere, preferably France, but he thinks that they will stay where ...
  • Telegraph to H.K. Woodruff 

    Unknown author (1918-07-16)
    Telegraph to H. K. Woodruff of St. Margaret's Island informing him of Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff's death. It is dated July 16, 1918 and signed "Welland".
  • Notice from Buckingham Palace 

    King George V (n.d.)
    Notice from Buckingham Palace from King George V stating his gratitude for a brave life given.
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Death Certificate - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff 

    Unknown author (1919-09-20)
    Canadian Expeditionary Force Death Certificate stating that Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff was killed in action on the 13th of July, 1918, dated Sept. 20, 1919.
  • Notice of Location of Grave - Wailly Orchard Cemetery 

    Director of Graves (n.d.)
    Two notices from the Director of Graves Registration and Enquiries, London, England noting the location of the grave as Wailly Orchard Cemetery near Arras. One of the certificates incorrectly notes the name as S.G. Woodruff ...
  • Scrap Paper - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    Scrap of paper with the name Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff with birth and death dates.
  • Photograph - Wooden Cross Lieut. S.D. Woodruff 

    Unknown author (1918)
    Photograph of the wooden cross which was erected at Wailly Orchard Cemetery. It is inscribed "RIP in Memory of Lieut. S.D. Woodruff 116th Cdn. Inf. Bn. Killed in Action 14-7-18".
  • Certificate of Promotion to Lieutenant in the 19th Lincoln Regiment 

    Fiset, Eugene (1917-06-05)
    Certificate of Promotion to Lieutenant in the 19th Lincoln Regiment (32 cm x 40 cm). This was presented to Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff and signed by Eugene Fiset, Surgeon General, Deputy Minister of Militia and Defense. This ...
  • Photograph - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff 

    Unknown author (1916)
    Coloured, framed photograph of Sam D. Woodruff in uniform [this photo is a coloured version of the photo of Sam taken at the Niagara Falls Railroad Station], 1916.
  • Cardboard Tube 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    Cardboard tube in which the scroll was sent. The scroll was sent to relatives within a cardboard tube which was 7 1/4 inches long. The wording on the cardboard tube is "O.H.M.S. Valuable Document - with card. If not ...
  • British War Medal 

    Unknown author (1914-1918)
    This British War Medal was issued to those who had to leave their native shore in any part of the British Empire while they were on service. This is a silver circular medal, 3 1/2 cm in diameter. King George V is depicted ...
  • Victory Medal 

    Unknown author (1914-1919)
    Victory Medal (Inter-Allied War Medal) which was awarded to all ranks of fighting forces. This is a circular, copper medal, lacquered bronze. It measures 3 1/2 cm in diameter and has a picture of Victory on the front. ...
  • Next of Kin Memorial Scroll 

    Secretary of State for War (n.d.)
    Next of kin memorial scroll commemorating those who fell for King and Country. At the bottom of the scroll it says "Lieut. Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff Canadian Light Infantry". Enclosed with this scroll is a note of sympathy ...
  • World War I Memorial Plaque 

    Unknown author (n.d.)
    World War I Memorial Plaque (17 ½ cm in diameter). This is a bronze plate encased in a 26 ½ cm x 24 cm wooden frame. The inscription on the plate is “He died for freedom and honour, Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff”. [In 1916 the ...
  • Photograph - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff in Uniform with his Mother 

    Unknown author (1916)
    Black and white framed photograph of Samuel D. Woodruff in uniform and his mother Georgina at the Niagara Falls Railroad Station. The reverse of the photograph reads "Sam D. Woodruff with Mother, Georgina at Niagara Falls ...

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