Frank Wood (1896-1916)

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, FRANK. Private. No 17938. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 305 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 21.5.1896. Only son of Albert Edward and Frances Amelia Wood, 83 Leeds Road North, Huddersfield. Educated St. Andrew's Church of England School, Leeds Road. Employed as a clerk by Messrs William White and Sons, silk throwsters, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Attended the Brunswick Street United Methodist Chapel and Sunday School. Played football with the Brunswick Street and Woodhouse Clubs and cricket for the Bradley Mills team. Single. Enlisted January, 1916, and embarked for France in May, 1916. Killed in action on 4.8.1916 at Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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