Woodman’s War

Prior to enlisting in the Royal Engineers, Albert Woodman worked as a telegrapher in Dublin’s General Post Office. This previous experience gave him specific skills that could be of use to the Army, and led him to the Signalers, which in turn helped shape his experience of the war.

Dr. David Murphy is a Lecturer in the Department of History at Maynooth University and a researcher with the university’s Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies. A graduate of University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Dr Murphy is also a member of the Ormonde Military History Society and the Society for Military History.