Private Charles Wood

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

5 Sep 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Mr E. Burgess, Old Bedford Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

74 Hitchin Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 2nd November 1916


Pte Charles Wood, 27844, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on September 5th, 1916.

Born in 1878, he was one of ten children of widow Mrs Louisa Wood and the late Mr George Wood (died 1908), of 74 Hitchin Road, Luton. Three sisters living at home were sent news of Charles' death.

Before enlistment he was a straw hat blocker working for Mr E. Burgess, 28 Old  Bedford Road. He attested under the Derby Scheme and was called up in March 1916. He went to the Front just five weeks before his death..


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Author: Deejaya

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