Why Did He Enlist?

When the First World War broke out in 1914, the British Army relied on volunteers to fill the ranks. As Joyce Timms explains below, Albert was an able-bodied young man from a Protestant Anglo-Irish family and likely would have felt compelled by Kitchener’s call to serve his country.

Joyce Timms is a grand-daughter of Albert Woodman.  Joyce’s mother, Thelma, was Albert and Nellie’s second child and only daughter.