Ben Wood (c.1892-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WOOD, BEN. Private. No 241614. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mrs J W Wood, 14 Church Terrace, Longwood. Had been a chorister in the Longwood Parish Church choir and also a scholar at the Sunday School. Was an able pianist. Served his apprenticeship with Messrs Whitfield Brothers and Company Limited, tailors, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, and was a commercial traveller with with them at the time of his enlistment in 1915. Killed instantly by a machine gun bullet on 24.10.1918, aged 26 years. Buried VERCHAIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 4.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

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