Private Andrew Wood MM

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 Nov 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Iron moulder


Ashton Road Foundry

Medals Awarded

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

32 Shirley Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 6th December 1917
Pte Andrew Wood MM

Pte Andrew Wood MM, 12951, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, is recorded as having been killed in action in Flanders on November 13th, 1917, although in a letter to his parents an officer said his death occurred on the morning of the 14th.

Second Lieut Vivian E, Farr wrote: "It is with infinite regret I have to inform you of the death of your son, Pte Wood (reserve stretcher-bearer) on the morning on November 14th. The battalion was holding a newly captured position, and was being subjected to heavy machine gun fire.

"Your son did excellent work, always ready to go to the help of a wounded comrade, and it was while he was about to leave his shelter on one of those missions that a sniper shot him through the head, death being instantaneous."

Pte Wood had been at the Front two years and nine months,except for a short interval when sent home wounded and in hospital at Halifax. In November 1916 he was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations on the Somme.

Aged 29 and born in Falkirk, Scotland, Andrew Wood had been a moulder at the Ashton Road Foundry in Luton before joining up. His widowed mother Jane had married Charles Urquart.

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Pte Andrew Wood MM

Author: Deejaya

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