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Ernest WOOD

Corporal 5083 Ernest WOOD of 63rd Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), (Formerly 19169 Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Killed in Action Sunday 19th November 1916, France & Flanders, age 22

Of:36 Brook Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1894, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Elizabeth Ellen Wood and Fred Wood of 13 Lumn Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Apprentice Fitter
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Thiepval Memorial Somme, France,
and a Memorial Grave in Hyde Cemetery,  
Link with Hyde:Born in Hyde


He was a well known Hyde footballer, and joined in 1914.

Manchester Evening news, December 8th 1916, Page 2, Column 5.

He was raised by his sister from the age of five.

Hyde Reporter, December 9th 1916, Page 5, Column 2.

Commonwealth War Grave says died aged 23, when he was actually aged 22.