• Photograph - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff

      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.
    • Photograph - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff in Uniform with his Mother

      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 Railroad Station 1916".
    • Photograph - Wooden Cross Lieut. S.D. Woodruff

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

      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paper, casualty details and a copy of a photo of Wailly Orchard Cemetery in which the old wooden crosses have been replaced by stones.
    • Scrap Paper - Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff

      n.d.
      Scrap of paper with the name Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff with birth and death dates.
    • Telegraph to H.K. Woodruff

      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".
    • Victory Medal

      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. Her left arm is extended and in her right hand she holds a palm branch. The reverse shows the words "The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919" surrounded by a wreath. This is accompanied by a watered ribbon consisting of 9 coloured stripes. "Lieut. S.D. Woodruff" is engraved on the rim. This engraving was only done for the first issue in 1914-1919.
    • World War I Memorial Plaque

      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 British Government decided to issue a memorial plaque to be given to the relatives of those who died in the Great War. On the plaque is a figure of Britannia who is facing left and holding a laurel wreath over the box where the serviceman’s name is placed. In her right hand she holds a trident which represents Britain’s sea power. There are 2 dolphins facing her on her left and right hand sides. A lion stands in front of her. He faces left with a menacing growl. A very small lion that faces right is located below the larger lion’s feet. He is biting into a winged creature which represents the German Imperial eagle. Near the lion’s right paw there are the initials E CR P which stand for Mr. E. Carter Preston who designed the plate. Some of the plaques include a stamped batch number in front of the lion’s rear left paw. This plaque was produced in batch 17].