Vernon Harold Wood (c.1895-1917)

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, VERNON HAROLD. Sergeant. No 9391. 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs F. Wood, 160 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Joined the Regular Army in 1909 and gained his certificate as Instructor in Signalling prior to the outbreak of the war. Went out with a battalion of the K.R.R.C. in the British Expeditionary Force on 12.8.1914. He took part in the retreat from Mons and the battles of the Aisne and the Marne. Wounded on eight occasions. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 9.4.1917 during the Battle of Arras, aged 21. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission