Frederick Douglas Wood (c.1891-1916)

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Frederick Douglas 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, FREDERICK DOUGLAS. Private. No 14534. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Chapeltown, Leeds. Son of ex-Police Sergeant Fred Wood and Therese Celestine Wood, 12 Council Terrace, New Mill Road, Honley. Employed as a joiner. Was a member of the Honley Parish Church choir. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had been in France for one year when he was killed in action on 29.7.1916, at Munster Alley, during the Battle of the Somme, aged 25 (Casualties – 205). "According to five comrades who wrote to the parents he was carrying a bag of bombs to the front line when he was killed by a piece of shell." Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

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