Biography of Private George Thomas Wood, (27170)
1st Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Died 11th March 1917

Soldier

  • Name: George Thomas Wood
  • Date of birth: 1895
  • Place of Birth: Tongue End, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1895
  • Place of Birth Registration: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England

Father

  • Name: Thomas Wood
  • DOB: 1861
  • Place of Birth: Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Farmer

Mother

  • Name: Georgina Simmons
  • DOB: 1861
  • Place Of Birth: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
  • Marriage: 1889 Spalding District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Harry Wood, 1890, Tongue End
    George Thomas Wood, 1895, Tongue End

Census

  • 1901: George is living with his parents in Baston Fen, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents in Baston Fen, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as a farmer’s Son working on farm.

Relatives in services

  • None found

Marriage

  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that George Wood, 27170 1st Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was killed in action on 11th March 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • None found

Medals

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Baston, Roll of Honour in St John the Baptist Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private G wood, 27170, 1st Bn, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) who died on 11 March 1917.
    Remembered with honour, Rancourt Military Cemetery.

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • It is not known when George joined the army as the original army records were destroyed in the London Blitz during World War Two.
     
    During February the 1st Battalion King’s Own Regiment was removed from front line trenches around Bouchavesnes and moved firstly to huts at Camp 117 and then to Corbie.
    For the rest of February the Battalion continued training before eventually being moved to Vitz-Villeroy, where along with Villeroy-Sur-Authie they were billeted on the 7th March.
     
    The Battalion immediately went back onto training and was receiving replacements to bring it back to Battalion strength. The Battalion moved to Marquay by bus on 22nd February and continued training until it was moved on April 6th for final preparations for the battle of Arras.
     
    It is now yet known how George Wood died, whether this was in training or as a result of earlier action this is yet to be discovered.

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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