John William Wood (c.1882-1917)

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, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 82052. 23rd Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 29676 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Married, with three children. Lived 28 Grange Cottages, Marsden. He formerly resided at Slaithwaite and attended Zion Baptist Church and Sunday School, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited, Linthwaite. Was a member of the Marsden Socialist Club. Played cricket with the Marsden Second Eleven. Enlisted 4.10.1916. Had only been in Belgium eight weeks when he was killed in action on 7.10.1917. He was 35 years of age. Buried MOTOR CAR CORNER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 32.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission