Served with: Training Reserve & Manchester Regiment Died: 22nd December 1916. Burial Ground / Memorial: ST THOMAS'S CHURCHYARD MELLING.

John was the son of Alice(nee Tyrer) born in Melling and John Woods of Kirby Cottages, Rock Lane, Melling. Because he had never served overseas his family were not entitled to a war gratuity when he died on 22nd December 1916. John Died of pneumonia at Prees Heath Camp Hospital Whitchurch. He was 19 years of age. His remains were returned to his family and he rests in St Thomas’s Churchyard Melling. His name is honoured in the Memorial within the church