Hubert Wood (1890-1917)

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, HUBERT. Private. No 47200. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 29819 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Gomersal, Yorkshire. Married. Lived 22 Tandem, Kirkheaton. Was the owner of a fish and chip business at Kirkheaton. Enlisted in 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 27.8.1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
The following extract in taken from "Passchendaele: The Day by Day Account" by Chris McCarthy, '11th Division (XV111 Corps). 32nd Brigade:- The advance started well for the 9th West Yorkshires but soon came under fire from Pheasant Trench and Vancouver. However, they pressed on. The right came under fire from Vieilles Maisons and they seized the nearest concrete buildings. Two platoons from the 6th York and Lancs. were sent up to reinforce.'
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.

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