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He was the son of James Wood and the brother of Joseph, Henry, Samuel, Florrie and William Wood. He was the husband of Elizabeth Wood. In 1911 they all lived at 62 Pierrepont Road Sneinton Nottingham before moving to 7 Kingston Street Sneinton.
Samuel Wood worked as a labourer.
06 Sep 1916
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17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Wood was called up for service and following training he was drafted to France. On 02/09/1916 the Welbeck Rangers moved into trenches due south of Beaumont Hamel during the continuing Battle of the Somme. The 670 officers and men attacked the following day and captured the German front line. The attack on the second line was held up by heavy machine gun fire, and finally the battalion was ordered to withdraw. There were 454 casualties including Wood who died of wounds. He was buried at Beauval Communal Cemetery.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 21 September 1916: 'Wood. Died of wounds, September 6th, Samuel Wood, Sherwood Foresters, age 41. Wife and children.' Id confirmed by Soldiers' Effects Register.
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