WW1 Victory Medal. Wood. KRRC. Alnwick, Northumberland. Casualty. Guillemont/Somme 1916


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Correctly named R-17374 Rfn RW Wood KR RIF C

Robert William Wood was born in 1895 in Alnmouth, Northumberland. Prior to enlisting he was working as a railway clerk and in 1911 was living at Grey Place Alnwick with his parents and two other  brothers.

He enlisted into the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and served with the 11th Battalion. He is entitled to a Pair so most probably saw action with the 11th Bn at the Battles of Mount Sorrel and Delville Wood prior to being attached to the 10th Bn and being present at the Battle of Guillemont 3-6th September 1916.

Robert died at Casualty Clearing Station 22 on the 4th of September 1916. The 10th Battalion were in action on the 3rd of September so could have been wounded in that action. On the 4th, they saw no infantry action but were heavily shelled and targetted by snipers so Robert could possibly have been wounded then. He is buried at La Neuville Cemetery, Corbie.

Roberts younger brother, William Tweedy Wood served with the West Yorkshire Regiment and was killed in action at Pozieres on the 24/4/1918. They are both remembered together on the Alnwick War Memorial in Northumberland.

CWGC has an address for for Robert, 8 Wagon Way Road, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Medal is on a short length of original ribbon which is glued to card.

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