Joe Wood (c.1891-1917)

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Joe 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, JOE. Private. No 38145. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (2nd Leeds Pals). Born Golcar. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas William Wood, Swallow Lane, Golcar. Husband of Lily Wood, 106 Swallow Lane, Golcar. Employed as a fettler by Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons, Milnsbridge. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel and was a member of the Young Men's Reading Room. Enlisted October 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 15.4.1917, aged 25 years. Buried BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 5.
His wife received a letter from her husband's chum, who wrote, 'The Germans had been shelling us very heavily during the day and after tea we were sitting together and laughing at Joe who was trying to mend his stocking. Joe and another fellow ran into the yard and were both hit by a bursting shell and killed instantly. We buried them both together in the little churchyard. The Company was engaged in road mending at the time.'
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

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