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Charley WOOD

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Charley

Place of Birth: Grassington, Yorkshire

Service No: 34381

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1919-04-02

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XV. B. 45.

CWGC Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GRASSINGTON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Charley Wood was the son of Hubert and Jane Wood, née Park and brother of Private Hubert Wood (4455) (q.v.). Their father was born at Threshfield and mother at Thoralby, Yorkshire.

1901 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Water Lane - Charlie Wood, aged 1 years, born Grassington, son of Hubert and Jane Wood.

1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Laburnum House - Charley Wood, aged 11 years, born Grassington, son of Hubert and Jane Wood.

The British Army Service Record for Charley Wood exists but may be incomplete.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charley Wood, 43744, Yorkshire Regiment & 34381 West Riding Regiment.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Charley Wood, 43744, 1/4th York R. & 34381, 1/5th W. Rid. R. Deceased. [The 1/4th Bn Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) was reduced to cadre on the 16 July 1918.]

A short biography of Charley is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).

See also: ‘Silva Gars’ by John Crowther (1930).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WOOD, Charlie, aged 19, 5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wood, of Grassington, died from influenza, Boulogne, April 2, 1918.

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Private Charley WOOD

Private Charley WOOD

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Charley

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 34381

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 5th Bn.

Age: 19

Awards:

Died Date: 02/04/1919

Additional Information: Son of Hubert and Jane Wood, of Grassington, Yorkshire. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HIS SPIRIT EVER LIVETH IN THE VILLAGE HOME ACROSS THE SEA)

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10 May 1918

GRASSINGTON

Private Charles wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wood, of Grassington, has received shrapnel wounds in his hand, but is progressing satisfactorily.

11 April 1919

WOOD – April 2nd, 1919, at 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, France. Private Charlie Wood, in his 20th year, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wood, Grassington.

11 April 1919

GRASSINGTON – A SECOND SON: Pte. C. Wood Dies In Hospital

We are sorry to have to record the death of Pte. Charley Wood, 5th Duke of Wellington’s Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wood, of Grassington, which took place at the 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, France, on April 2nd. Deceased was of a bright and cheery disposition and was highly respected. He was in his 20th year and joined up in July, 1917, being drafted out to France at Easter, 1918. He had been in many attacks and was wounded twice and had also been gassed. When the Armistice was signed he was drafted to Germany with the Army of Occupation and whilst there he was taken ill with influenza, followed by pneumonia, and was sent down to Boulogne, where he succumbed to that disease coupled with the effects of the gas. He was buried on April 4th in the Terlincthun Cemetery at Boulogne with military honours, his parents being present. Much sympathy is felt for the parents and sisters left behind, for this is the second son who has made the supreme sacrifice.

02 April 1920

WOOD – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Charley Wood, 5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who died in France, April 2nd, 1919.

It is not exile, rest on high;
It is not sadness, peace from strife:
To fall asleep is not to die;
To dwell with Christ is better life.

From Bert and Maria, 5 Melville Street, Barnoldswick.

WOOD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Charley Wood, 5th West Riding Regt., who died in hospital, at Boulogne, April 2nd, 1919.

With the dear word of love
We gave our brief farewell;
Our love below, and Thine above
With him shall dwell.
Farewell; in hope and love,
In faith and peace and prayer:
Till He whose is home is ours above unites us.

01 April 1921

WOOD – In loving memory of my dear pal, Charlie Wood, who died in France April 2nd, 1919.

Time has not changed my thoughts of you,
Sweet memories linger still;
Though others may forget you,
There are those who never will.

From his pal Willie, Castle Hill, Settle.

WOOD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Charlie Wood, who died in France April 2nd, 1919.

Not dead to those who loved him,
Not lost, but gone before;
He lives with us in memory still,
And will for evermore.

From Father, Mother and Sisters, Laburnum House, Grassington.

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10 May 1918

CRAVEN AND THE WAR

Grassington Soldier Wounded

Pte. Charles Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wood, of Grassington, has received shrapnel wounds in his hand, but is progressing satisfactorily.

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