Wood, J A
JOHN ALFRED WOOD
Remembered with honour Stockton-on-Tees (Durham Road) Cemetery: Plot A3, Row P, Grave 17.
He enlisted in Middlesbrough, Yorks, 7 November 1912 for 6 years’ service with the Durham Light Infantry, Private 8467: an unskilled foundry labourer aged 17, 5’2½” tall, C of E. He was mobilised at Newcastle 5 August 1914, and transferred to the Army Cyclist Corps 5 December 1914. Posted to the B.E.F. 10 December 1915, was wounded in the right foot 26 December 1917, and was sent from No. 1 General Hospital with trench fever 8 March 1918. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and died of cerebral syphilis at 1.30pm at New End Military Hospital, Hampstead, London.
Son of Matthew and Mary Ann (nee McNAULTY) WOOD; husband of Ada FAY (formerly WOOD, nee JONES) of Middlesbrough.
His parents married 1891 in the South Shields, Co Durham, district. Mary died 1903 in the Sunderland, Co Durham, district aged 37.
John was born 1895 in Jarrow-on-Tyne, Co Durham, and married 1 February 1916 at Stockton-on-Tees Registry Office; they had one child. He resided in Stockton-on-Tees. Ada remarried 1919 in the Stockton district to Alfred FAY, and died 1939 in the Middlesbrough district aged 42.
On the 1901 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1911 Census, a labourer aged 15, he was a boarder in Middlesbrough, with his widowed father and four siblings.
Date of death02/07/1918
Age at death23
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)