Private John Wood

Private John Wood, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Belgium during the Second Battle of Ypres on 26th April 1915, aged 21. He was the son of James and Georgina Wood of 9 Albert Road, Spittal and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He fell in the action at St. Julien where the Battalion was supporting an attack by the 4th and 6th Battalions N.F. The open ground  was under heavy enemy fire and heavy casualties were suffered. The Battalion had been in France and then Belgium for less than five days.

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