Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Wood, John - Private (201948)

Private John Wood
King's Own Lancaster Regiment,
Died 29th July 1917
Age 32

Buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery

Newspaper Reports:
FATHER'S FOREBODING

Story of Haslingden man who felt his son was killed.

SIX MONTHS AT THE FRONT - A HASLINGDEN WINDING MASTER REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED.

Private John Wood, King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, whose wife and child live at 12 Lincoln Place, Haslingden, is reported to have been killed in action on July 29th, 1917.
He joined up on November 15th 1916, and went to the front on March 3rd, 1917.
A winding master at the Commercial Mill, Haslingden, he was 32 years old, was on the Salem roll of honour, and was treasurer of the Band Of Hope.  His parents live at 149, Blackburn Road, Haslingden.

Newspaper Memorial Notices:

In loving memory of a dear Husband and Father, Pte. john Wood, killed at Ypres, July 29th, 1917.

"Duty called him, he was there,
To do his bit and take his share;
Saviour in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave me now, our dear one sleeping.

"May his reward be as great as his sacrifice."

from his sorrowing Wife, Son and Mother-in-law, 12 Lincoln Place, Haslingden.

"Tis sweet to be remembered"

From his loving Brother and Sister-in-law Joe and Annie

"To memory ever dear".

From Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berry, and Annie Pomeroy, P.A., USA.



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