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  • This photo of Reginald Harold Wood was first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
Person Details
Bourne, Lincolnshire
Alfrd Owen Wood, a railway stationmaster, married Mary Elizabeth Cubley at Newark in 1891. In their first year of marriage they lived in Grantham, Lincolnshire where their first son, Charles was born the following year. By their second year, they had moved to Bourne, Lincolnshire where Reginald Harold Wood was born in 1893. Tragically after only two years of marriage, Mary Elizabeth died age 31.In both 1901 and 1911 census, Alfred and his two sons were living in Retford at Fletton House, Alfred was working as a Stationmaster, Charles as a gas engineering apprentice, Reginald as a railway clerk and Alfred’s sister, Florence, was housekeeper. Reginald who died in the war, left a will leaving his effects of £250 15s to his father.
He attended the King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford.
13 Apr 1918
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Private
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Reginald probably left the family home in Retford before enlisting as his will gave an address of Elsinore, Chandos Ave, Oakleigh Park Herts. He initially joined the 5th East Kent Regiment (number 2675) at Lombard Street before being posted to the London Regiment Royal Fusiliers 3rd Battalion and attended the 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action and there is no known grave for Reginald but his name is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Me-morial in Belgium.
The following article is taken from the 'In memoriam' section of the 'Retfordian' magazine which was an in house publication of the King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford :- Reginald H Wood private 3rd battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who was badly wounded in the head by shrapnel, in march 1918, but on recovery had re joined, was posted as 'missing' April 11th-13th . his father Mr A Owen Wood , Fletton House , Retford has not be able to find any trace of his gallant boy, and we therefore, with deepest regret, add his name to our long roll. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo of Reginald Harold Wood was first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.
    Reginald Harold Wood - This photo of Reginald Harold Wood was first published in the Retford Times newspaper following his death.