Ernest Wood (1897-1916)

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Ernest Wood

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, ERNEST. Private. No 1616. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Born Marsden. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Henry Wood, 12 Royds Terrace, Binn Road, Marsden. Was a member of the local Territorials prior to the outbreak of the war. Enlisted in August 1914. Was seriously injured on 17.9.1916 in the attack on the Thiepval/Leipzig Salient (Casualities – 220). Both his thighs, sides and arm were very badly wounded and very little hope could be given for his recovery although he was quite conscious. Was admitted to the No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, France. His parents were given permission to visit their son and arrived on Sunday, 23.9.1916, but he had just died. They were cared for by members of the Y.M.C.A. and attended their son's funeral the next day. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT. Grave Location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 8.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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