Joseph Walker Wood (c.1888-1915)

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.
Joseph Walker 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, JOSEPH WALKER (Served under the name of SANDERSON). Private. No 299. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Husband of Edith Wood, 108 School Lane, Newtown, Holmfirth. Employed as a motor engineer's labourer by Messrs Coldwell Brothers, automobilists. Attended Cliffe Sunday School. Was a member of 'F' Company of the local Territorials before the outbreak of the war. Enlisted August 1914. Admitted to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, with serious head wounds. Died of wounds, 19.7.1915, aged 27 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 64.
His wife received a letter from the Sister-in-charge, who wrote, 'Your husband, Drummer Sanderson passed away quietly at 4.10pm on July 19th. He has only been with us a few days but was dangerously ill when he came to hospital, the wounds in his head being very severe. He has never been conscious and so I do not think he has suffered any pain. The doctors did everything for him that could be done, you may be assured about that.'
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.