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Hubert WOOD

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Hubert

Place of Birth: Grassington, Yorkshire

Service No: 4455

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 1/7th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1916-11-14

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. H. 4.

CWGC Cemetery: FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: GRASSINGTON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Hubert Wood was the son of Hubert and Jane Wood, née Park and brother of Private Charley Wood (34381) (q.v.). Their father was born at Threshfield and mother at Thoralby, Yorkshire.

1901 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Water Lane - Hubert Wood, aged 6 years, born Grassington, son of Hubert and Jane Wood.

1911 Grassington, Yorkshire Census: Laburnum House - Hubert Wood, aged 16 years, born Grassington, son of Hubert and Jane Wood.

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

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Herbert [sic] Wood, 7/4455, West Riding Regiment.

A short biography of Hubert 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).

CPGW entry duplicated on page 195-04.

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, Hubert, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wood, of Grassington, killed in action in France, 1916.

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Private Hubert WOOD

Private Hubert 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: 49th (West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Hubert

Born:

Residence: Grassington, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 4455

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 1/7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 14/11/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Hubert

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 4455

Rank: Private

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

Unit: 1st/7th Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 14/11/1916

Additional Information: Son of Hubert and Jane Wood, of "Laburnum House," Grassington, Skipton, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE)

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Courtesy of John Gardner, Hebden

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery

Courtesy of John Gardner, Hebden

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24 November 1916

WOOD – Killed in action in France, Private Hubert Wood, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wood, of Grassington.

24 November 1916

GRASSINGTON MAN KILLED IN ACTION

Mr. and Mrs. H. Wood, of Grassington, have received notice of the death in action of their son, Private Hubert Wood, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. He had only been out in France five weeks when his death was reported. Writing to his parents, his superior officer says:–

“One shell fell in the trench close to your son, killing him instantly. He was very much liked by all who knew him; a good soldier who did his duty well and cheerfully. His death will leave a gap which it will be difficult to fill. I feel I must tell you how we all sympathise with you in your loss. He is being buried in the Military Cemetery just behind the line.”

16 November 1917

WOOD – In loving memory of our son and brother, Pte. Herbert Wood, West Riding Regiment, who was killed in France, November 14th, 1916.

‘Tis hard to think, dear son and brother,
You’ll not come back again;
But you have done your duty
And found a hero’s grave.

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

WOOD – In loving memory of our brother, Private Hubert Wood, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, of Grassington, who was killed in action in France, November 14th 1916.

Ever remembered by Bert and Maria, Langroyd Road, Colne.

15 November 1918

WOOD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Hubert Wood, killed in action November 14th, 1916.

Thy grave so far we cannot see,
Yet in our home we think of thee.

From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brother (in France), Laburnum House, Grassington.

WOOD – In loving memory of our dear brother Private Hubert Wood, 1/7th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action in France November 14th, 1916.

Dear brother of ours, you did your best,
No greater deed could be done;
You lived as a youth, but died as a man,
God grant you eternal rest.

From Bert and Maria, 126 Langroyd Road, Colne.

14 November 1919

WOOD – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Hubert Wood, 1/7th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in action in France November 14th, 1916.

“Gone West” beyond the turmoil and the strife,
That fearless one, without a thought of self;
“Gone West” into that purer, better life
Where all are saints who tried to do their best.
Then breathe it softly, say without regret,
Oh, not “gone under,” he has but “Gone West.”

From Bert and Maria, 5 Melville Avenue, Barnoldswick.

WOOD – In proud and loving memory of a dear son and brother, Private Hubert Wood , West Riding Regiment, who was killed in action in France November 14th, 1916.

He dwells in peace above
Where never care may come;
The soul that Thou didst lend in love,
In love Thou callest home.

From Father, Mother and Sisters, Grassington.

12 November 1920

WOOD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Hubert Wood, who was killed in action in France on Nov. 14th, 1916.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

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

WOOD – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Hubert Wood, 1/7th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who was killed in France November 14th, 1916, aged 22 years.

“Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.”

From Maria and Bert, Barnoldswick.

11 November 1921

WOOD – In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Hubert Wood, who
was killed in action in France, Nov. 14th, 1916.

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From Father, Mother and Sisters, Grassington.

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24 November 1916

WOOD – Killed in action in France, Private Hubert Wood, of the West Ridings, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wood, of Grassington.

24 November 1916

GRASSINGTON MAN KILLED IN ACTION

Mr. and Mrs. H. Wood, of Grassington, have received notice of the death in action of their son, Private Hubert Wood. He enlisted in June of last year in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, and was attached to the 7th Division. He had only been in France five weeks when his death was reported. Writing to his parents, his superior officer says:– “One shell fell in the trench close to your son, killing him instantly. He was very much liked by all who knew him; a good soldier, who did his duty well and cheerfully. His death will leave a gap which it will be difficult to fill. I must tell you how we all sympathise with you in your loss. He is being buried in the Military Cemetery just behind the line.”

16 November 1917

In loving memory of our son and brother, Private Hubert Wood, West Riding Regiment, who was killed in France, Nov. 14th, 1916.

‘Tis hard to think, dear son and brother,
You’ll not come back again;
But you have done your duty
And found a hero’s grave.

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

15 November 1918

In ever loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Hubert Wood, killed in action Nov. 14th, 1916.

Thy grave so far we cannot see,
Yet in our home we think of thee.

– From Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brother (in France). Laburnum House, Grassington.

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