Walker Wood (c.1888-1917)

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, WALKER. Gunner. No 47778. 'D' Battery, 186th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late A. A. Wood and Betty Backhouse Wood, Union Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Was in the Regular Army for three years before the outbreak of the war, being stationed in India. In December, 1914, he was sent to France where he served until December, 1915, when he was sent out to Salonica. Here he contracted Malaria and was invalided home, being sent to hospital at Stockport. He returned to France in February, 1917, and was wounded in the arm at Arras on 9.4.1917. Was sent to England to a hospital at Bradford. Returned to France at the beginning of July, 1917. Killed in action, 27.9.1917, aged 29 years. Buried LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 4.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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