Pte. H. Wood


UNIT: 20th Royal Fusiliers


STATUS: Died of Wounds

DATE OF DEATH: 30th November 1917

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.

AGE: 32

Harry was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wood of Upwell Road, Northallerton. He was married, and his wife's name was Elizabeth. They lived at 129 Aldermans Green, Foleshill, Coventry, where Harry worked as a schoolteacher and where they had a four year old daughter called Gladys.

Harry was severely wounded on 29th November 1917. Both his arms were badly broken and one had to be amputated at the Casualty Clearing Station, after which he died the next day, aged 32.

The 3rd Australian and the 44th Casualty Clearing Stations were located at Nine Elms and so it seems certain that Harry wood died at one of these after being wounded and was buried in the cemetery which inevitably sprang up nearby.