Disney Charles Woodhouse was born 18 November 1883 at Wandsworth Common, the son of the Reverend Arthur Chorley and Mrs Woodhouse. He attended first Miss Sanderson’s School in Cheltenham, and then Winchester College. In 1902 he was admitted to Clare College, Cambridge, where he obtained a B.A. (2nd class Th. Trip.) in 1905; Carus Greek Test Prize in 1906, and an M.A. in 1909. He trained for the Priesthood at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, in 1905, obtaining, as an unattached student, a 1st class Prelim. T.E. in 1906 at the University of Durham, and a B.D. in 1911. He was made a Deacon in 1906 and Ordained Priest by the Bishop of Birmingham in 1907. He was Curate of Aston juxta Birmingham from 1906 to 1909; Lecturer at Bishop Wilson Theological School, Isle of Man, 1909 to 1911; Vice Principal, Bishop Wilson Theological School, 1911 to 1912; Diocesan Chaplain to the Bishop of Sodor and Man, 1909 to 1913; Principal of Bishop Wilson Theological College, 1914; Vicar of St Ninian's, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1913; Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Sodor and Man, 1913. He became Candidates’ Secretary of the Church Missionary Society in 1915, but then applied for a year’s leave in January 1916 in order to take up a chaplaincy with the Forces. He served in France for four months with a Casualty Clearing Station before being attached to the 12th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, serving with this unit through the Battle of the Somme. He contracted dysentery and, invalided out, he died at the Military Hospital at Boulogne-sur-Mer on 6 October 1916 and is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France. His address at probate is recorded as 12 Victoria Mansions, Queen’s Club Gardens, West Kensington. He is commemorated in Winchester College’s roll of honour, and by its war cloister, commemorating the five hundred Wykehamists killed in the war, and also on a war memorial in the antechapel of Clare College, Cambridge. All Saints’ Douglas, for which parish Woodhouse was the first vicar, dedicated a set of stained-glass windows to him on 10 February 1918.