Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Samuel Driffield Woodman

In memory of:

Flying Officer Samuel Driffield Woodman

August 17, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/29198

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

353 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Samuel Eveleth Woodman and Constance Beatrice Woodman, of Conway, Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 577 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

2. K. 16.

Location:

Kirkee, also known as Khadki, is a Military Cantonment adjoining the large university town of Poona on the Plateau above Bombay. It can be reached by train from Bombay to Poona or by long distance Taxi service from Dadar taxi stand, Bombay. There are direct flights from Bombay, Madras and Delhi but these tend to be irregular. Taxis and Motor Rickshaws are available from Pune Railway Station. To reach the cemetery one must ask for Mula Road along which the cemetery is located. One way is to cross Sangam Bridge and follow the road which has the River Mula on its right. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission road direction board is on a crossroads with the Bombay-Poona Road. The KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY is situated on the right hand side and backs onto the river. From the railway station, follow the way via Juna Bazar, Sangam Bridge, past the Engineering College, over Wakdewadi Bridge, past Bajaj Kamal Nayan Udyan and onto Bhayawadi and Mula roads. From the airport one reaches Ahmadnagar Road, which joins onto Nagar Road followed by Deccan Collage Road, over the Holkar Bridge and, keeping left at the junction with Elphinson Road, one enters Mula Road. The KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY is a short distance away on the left hand side of the road. The Commonwealth War Graves road direction sign is situated at the junctions of Elphinson Road and Mula Road. It is often hidden from view by Mauker Stalls.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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