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Place of Birth: Grassington, Yorkshire
Service No: 34381
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 5th Battalion
Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1919-04-02
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
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division
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