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Regimental Serjeant Major 20366 Alfred WOODHEAD of The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, Depot
(Formerly King's Liverpool Regiment

Died of Illness Friday 31st December 1915, Preston, Lancashire, age 52

Home address:1 Harland Street, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire
Born:1864, Godley, Cheshire
Parents:Harriet Woodhead and Arthur Woodhead of 57 Fountain Street, Godley, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Sarah Woodhead (née Hedgcock) of 1 Harland Street, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire
Occupation:Superintendent Clerk at Headquarters Record Office, 3rd Regiment District at Fulwood.
He enlisted in:
Remembered:Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery, Lancashire,   EE. CE. 1036
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

From the Preston Herald, 8th January 1916, page 6, column 2:

Military Funeral
The remains of the late Sergt.-Major Alfred Woodhead were interred at Preston Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon. Death took place at the Royal Infirmary on Friday. Deceased was superintendent clerk at the Headquarters Record Office for the 3rd Regiment District at Fulwood. He had served 23 years in the King's Liverpool Regiment, leaving in 1904 to take up the position which he held at his death. The coffin was borne on a gun carriage from deceased's residence at Fulwood along Garstang Road, North Road, Park Road and Ribbleton Lane. The band of the 8th King's Liverpool Regt. from Seaforth played the "Dead March in Saul" en route. Sergt.-Major Hazelhurst, Q.M.S. Hewitson, and Colour Sergt. Wainwright and Allen, and several of deceased's comrades in the K.L.R. attended the funeral. After the interment a firing party of the L.N.L. Regt. fired over the grave, whilst the "Last Post" was sounded.

In the 1921 Cenotaph Unveiling Booklet his year of death is listed as 1916.