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VC1118    Harry Blanshard Wood

Name   Harry Blanshard Wood    No.      

VC Issue No.   1118   Awards   VC   MM

Regiment   Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion



Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Pocklington, Newton-on-Derwent, near York, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Bristol Mental Hospital, Avon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, Avon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   20 August 1924

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Soldiers Corner, Grave 1738

Gazetted   14 December 1918

VC Presented  22 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, Avon, England

P  Named on War Memorial, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol

Memorial Plaque at Strensall School, York, Nth Yorkshire

Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Main Street, Newton-on-Derwent, North Yorkshire

By The Way…

A very tragic end, he suffered a seizure after his bride was hit by a truck on honeymoon in Teignmouth, he went into a coma and never recovered

VC Held By

York Castle Museum, The Eye of York, York, Yorkshire, England



VC 1117 VC 1119
VC 1117
VC 1119

BORN   21 June 1882

DIED   15 August 1924   AGE   42

VC Won   13 October 1918    AGE    37

Place VC Won   St. Python, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War