Mrs. Hannah S. Woodward, relict of the late Mr. George Woodward, of Wentworthville, where she has resided since 1885 and still resides, has displayed remarkable patriotism in the course of this great world struggle. Apart from being a great patriotic worker her self — being associated with every war movement in her district — she has allowed four of her six sons to go to fight for the continuance of that liberty and safety which she and her family have always enjoyed. 

Bomber Herbert Woodward, a labourer and, Hannah Woodward’s second son, was the first to go, on 12 May,1915,on board the “Themistocles”, with the 17 Battalion. He fought for five months in Gallipoli and was in the famous evacuation. In May 1917, he sustained a gunshot wound to the leg in France.

Peter Arfanis, Archivist, Parramatta Council, Heritage Centre, 2014