Edgar Wood (1889-1918)
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, EDGAR. Gunner. No 241630. No 1 'A' Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Son of William and Elizabeth Wood. Husband of Mary Wood, 6 Hudson Street, Hudson Road, Leeds, and formerly of Shepley. Was a foreman for Messrs Morton Joynt, wholesale clothiers, of Leeds. He learned the business with Mr Arthur Roebuck of Shepley. Had attended both the Thurstonland and Shepley Wesleyan Churches. Died in hospital at Newcastle on 17.3.1918 from injuries sustained from a fall from a hay wagon on 1.3.1918. He had been in training since September, 1917, and should have gone to the front the week he was injured. He was 29 years of age. Buried SHEPLEY UNITED METHODIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- in North part, 106.
- ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Gunner EDGAR WOOD
- regiment: Royal Field Artillery
- died: Sunday, March 17, 1918
- age: 28 years
- record ID: 2752345
- If Somebody Remembers Me! Men from the Village of Shepley who Served in the Great War (2014) by Geoff Peel