John one of the Anzac lost

APRIL 25, 1915.

The date so many young Australian men lost their lives, and the date now embraced as Anzac Day.

For John Albert Woods, April 25, 1915 was just another day until he landed at Gallipoli.

Backtrack a few months, John was a 21-year-old labourer from South Fremantle who was willing to fight for king and country when he enlisted on September 1, 1914; just three weeks after war was declared.

He was a private in the 16th Battalion and left from Melbourne on December 22 aboard the HMAT Ceramic.

He landed in Egypt in February 1915 and underwent extra training before being called up for the Gallipoli landing on April 25.

It was his first and last day of battle, killed in action alongside hundreds of others.

He is recognised on the Long Pine Memorial in Gallipoli.

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