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VC1136    Wilfred Wood

Name   Wilfred Wood   No.      

VC Issue No.   1136   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Northumberland Fusiliers, 10th Battalion, B Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   25 Adcroft Street, Stockport, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Cheshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Stockport Cemetery & Crematorium, South Buxton Road, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Cremated   Stockport Cemetery & Crematorium, South Buxton Road, Stockport, Lancashire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   8 January 1982

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   'First' Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted    27 November 1918

VC Presented  19 December 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Entry in Book of Remembrance, Stockport Crematorium, Cheshire

P  Named on Masonic VC Memorial, Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London

P  Memorial Plaque, Stockport Station, Cheshire

P  Patriot Class locomotive named after him by LNWR, nameplate at the Northumberland Fusiliers Museum, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

P  The Wilfred Wood Pub, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, War Memorial, Hazel Grove, Cheshire

By The Way…

Joining the LNWR in 1914, he spent all his working life on the railway, retiring in 1960, only the war interrupting his service

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BORN   2 February 1897

DIED   3 January 1982   AGE   84

VC Won   28 October 1918    AGE    21

Place VC Won   Near Casa Vana, Italy

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

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