Frederick Douglas Wood (c.1891-1916)
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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FREDERICK DOUGLAS WOOD
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Saturday, July 29, 1916
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 1555347
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1555347)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4849112)