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  • Photograph was published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 13th April 1916 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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Ponds Bridge Huntingdonshire
John was born in 1895 the son of David a coal miner and Kate Wood née Cullup. His father was born in 1874 in Huntingdonshire and his mother in 1876 in Huntingdon. They were married in in 1894 in Huntingdon and had five children, John b.1895 Ponds Bridge, Fred b.1896 Glass Moore, Cambridgeshire, Olive Sarah b.1898 Ponds Bridge, Ivy Kathleen b. 1901 Loseby, Leicestershire and Cecil Rueben b.1905 Loseby, Leicestershire. His mother Kate died in 1907 aged 31 in the Basford Registration District. In 1911 the family lived at 31 South Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire and were David (37) a coal miner (Stallman) head of the family living with Emily Howlett (45) (b.1866 Rochester Kent) who is his housekeeper and his children John (16) a pony driver (below ground) Fred (15) a colliery banksman, Olive Sarah (13)Ivy Kathleen (9) and Cecil Rueben (6) all scholars.
He was a pit pony driver below ground.
31 Mar 1917
584545 - CWGC Website
R/8770
Rifleman
8th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
John Wood enlisted at Hucknall, he served with the 8th battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 15th April 1915 and was killed in action on (reportedly shot by a sniper) 31st March 1916. He is buried in Caberet-Rouge Cemetery, Souchez grave reference XVII L 28
The following article is from the Hucknall Dispatch dated 13th April 1916 :- "We regret that our first photograph this week is of another fallen hero - Rifleman John Wood, whose parents residing in Yorke street, Hucknall, received the sad tidings on Tuesday morning [11th April 1916] from his comrades that he had been killed by a sniper. It will be remembered that in the course of last summer he was wounded in the left arm, into which a piece of shrapnel entered. He was brought to Manchester Hospital, and almost before he had thoroughly recovered he was drafted to France." Courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Photograph was published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 13th April 1916 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    John Wood - Photograph was published in the Hucknall Dispatch dated 13th April 1916 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918