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10 Sep 1918
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Cpl George Charles Wood, 44637, 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, died of wounds in France on September 10th, 1918. He was married, his widow, Lilian Maud, living at 1 Pretoria Villas, Midland Road [now Mostyn Road], Leagrave.
Letters to Lilian from a captain, a chaplain and a casualty clearing station sister indicated that Cpl Wood went into action on September 9th and received a gunshot wound in the head. He immediately lost consciousness and remained in that condition until 8am the following day, when he died.
Born in 1894, a son of Alfred William and Gertrude Wood, of 39 Westbourne Road, Luton, George had joined the Bedfordshire Regiment in October 1914. He first served two years in England, probably in Suffolk as he married Lilian Maud Cook in that county in late 1915. He then served two years in France, being transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers. He had escaped injury until receiving his fatal wound.
Prior to joining up, George had worked at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road, Luton, as a moulder.