Benjamin Wood (1887-1914)

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, BENJAMIN. Guardsman. No 7463. 1st Battalion The Scots Guards. Born Huddersfield June, 1887. Employed as a tailor's presser. Lived Great Northern Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 26.10.1914. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
The following extract from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards War Diary is taken from "British Battalions in France and Belgium 1914" by Ray Westlake, 'Moved forward via Hooge (26th) and took up positions in front line near Gheluveldt. Took part in attack on Poezelhoek, advancing to within 200 yards of enemy's trenches then digging in. Captain Hamilton killed, 2 Officers wounded, approximately 130 other casualties. Later took over trenches from 2nd Bedfordshires on the Zandvoorde –Gheluveldt road near Zandvoorde Chateau.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Scots Guards
  • died: Monday, October 26, 1914
  • record ID: 911731