Private C. Wood  Service number 18823 bedfordshire regiment

Regiment Bedfordshire Regiment

Date of birth c.1892

Date of death 11th August 1916

Age at death 24 years

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Charles Wood was born c. 1892 in Stepney.  He married Norah King on 4 August 1913 at St John the Evangelist, Limehouse and they had two children Norah and Charles F.  Charles enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment at Stratford and embarked for France on 13th May 1915.The Battalion was present at the Somme offensive at Arras as well as at High Wood between 20th-25th July 1916 and Longueval from 27th-30th July 1916. Charles died at Devonport Military Hospital on 11 August 1916 and was buried in the cemetery, Grave R133, on 19 August (his surname is shown as Woods in the burial register).

Details of Charles Wood’s life and family are available in our publication “Hidden Histories”