(poss s) William James Wood

Name

(poss s) William James Wood

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

25/09/1915
27

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
14214
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LOOS MEMORIAL
Panel 41.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo

Pre War

Born on 6th May 1888 in Hertford and baptised on 15th Jul 1888 in St Andrew’s Church, Hertford son of Joseph Francis and Elizabeth Wood.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hertford and after training went to France, joining the battalion at the end of April 1915. On the 16th May they took part in the Battle of Festubert, from 11th May until 19th the battalion suffered almost 400 casualties. The following month they fought at Givency. They were in trenches at Festubert again before moving to Bellerive training for the next big attack, which was the battle of Loos. This began for the battalion on 25th September, and during the next week they suffered over 45 men killed, one of them being William.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins