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Joseph WOOD

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Joseph

Place of Birth: Dalehead (Slaidburn), Yorkshire

Service No: 26928

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 3rd (Reserve) Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1916-02-17

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Near North-West Corner.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


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Joseph Wood was the son of Mary Frankland Wood (born Deane, Lancashire c. 1865) the daughter of Stephen and Mary Wood, née Frankland. Stephen was born at Clapham and Mary at Bolton by Bowland, Yorkshire. Joseph’s mother married James Johnson in 1895 and in 1903 married Henry Philip Pettiford. She died in 1909.

1901 Bentham, Yorkshire Census: Fairfield House - Joseph Wood, aged 6 years, born Slaidburn, Yorkshire, son of Mary F. Johnson, widow.

1911 Draughton, Yorkshire Census: East Berwick - Joseph Wood, aged 16 years, born Easington, Yorkshire. [Joseph was employed by his uncle, Thomas Wood, Farmer.]

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Joseph Wood, 26928, 3rd Bn Yorks Regt. Date and Place of Death: 17.2.16 West Hartlepool. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Uncle [and] Executor - Mark Wood. £2 11s. 4d.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Joseph

Born: Dalehead, Lancs

Residence: Gargrave, Leeds

Enlisted: Skipton

Number: 26928

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 3rd Battalion


Died Date: 17/02/16

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Surname: WOOD

Forename(s): Joseph

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 26928

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 3rd Bn.

Age: 22


Died Date: 17/02/1916

Additional Information: Son of Mary Frankland Wood. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TO MEMORY EVER DEAR)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


PETTIFORD Mary Franklin [sic] of Bridge House Edroth [sic] Clapham Station Yorkshire (wife of Henry Philip Pettiford) died 20 July 1909 Administration Wakefield 25 September to the said Henry Philip Pettiford farmer. Effects £296 6s. 6d.


WOOD Stephen of the Green Rylstone near Skipton Yorkshire died 16 October 1911 Probate London 16 November to Thomas Wood farmer and Jane Wood spinster. Effects £1295 15s. 5d.


WOOD Joseph of Mainsford-terrace West Hartlepool private 3rd battalion Yorkshire regiment died 18 [sic] February 1916 at Normanhurst V.A.D. Hospital West Hartlepool Probate London 13 March to Mark Wood farmer. Effects £276 10s. 1d.

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04 January 1918


A memorial service was recently held at Eldroth Church in memory of the four youths who have paid the supreme sacrifice. The preacher was the vicar, the Rev. A. S. Sutcliffe, who preached a very touching and impressive service, naming Private Joseph Wood, of Bridge End, Eldroth, who died whilst in training at Salisbury Plain; Private Richard Titterington, of the Canadians, who was killed in action last February, the eldest son of Mr. R Titterington, late of Acrill Hall, and now in Canada, and grandson of Mr. R. Titterington, of Bludsgarth; Private Hector Capstick, killed in action in August last; Private William Wallbank, died of wounds a few weeks ago, the fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Wallbank, of Chapman Bank. There was a nice gathering of parishioners in spite of the stormy weather.


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    One Response to Joseph WOOD

    1. john johnson December 3, 2020 at 2:40 pm #

      My grandfather’s brother.

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