Lawrence Woods was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Mrs. Mary Belle Woods.

Facts and Fallacies, June 10, 1943

Lawrence Woods Killed

The first fatal casualty that Brushton has suffered in the Tunisian campaign in North Africa was announced last week when his mother, Mrs. Mary Belle Woods of Saranac Lake, was informed that her son Pvt. Lawrence E. Woods, had been killed in action May 1st. His tasks in the battle were of the most dangerous in the service, the spotting of advanced enemy positions.

Lawrence was born in Brushton July 27, 1916 and the greater part of his life was lived in the village, he making his home with his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret LaParr short [?], until a short time before his induction into the Army July 12, 1942, when he had employment in Saranac Lake.

He received his basic training at Ft. McCleland, Ala. and was later transferred to Camp Hill, Va., where he took advanced training as an enemy spotter. He went overseas last December.