Benjamin Wood (1887-1914)
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
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #911731)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4846417)