Walter Henry WOOD

WOOD, Walter Henry

Service Number: 3157
Enlisted: 5 September 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nebo, Queensland, Australia, 25 January 1893
Home Town: Nebo, Isaac, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Nebo, Queensland, Australia, 8 September 1977, aged 84 years
Cemetery: Sarina Cemetery, Qld
C of E Section, Line 13, Plot # 351
Memorials: Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

5 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3157, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3157, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3157, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
5 Aug 1916: Wounded Private, SN 3157, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW (thigh)
26 Mar 1917: Imprisoned German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Lagnicourt, France
26 Mar 1917: Wounded Private, SN 3157, 26th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, 2nd occasion - GSW (hip, back, neck)
19 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3157, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3157 Private Walter Henry Wood, from Nebo via Mackay, Qld... from the 26th Battalion. Pte Wood enlisted at the age of 23 on 23 August 1915 and embarked for overseas on 30 December 1915 aboard HMAT Itonus. He was wounded in the neck and captured at Lagnicourt, France, on 26 March 1917 and held as a POW in Germany. Four months after he was repatriated to England on 21 December 1918, he married Florence May Hubbard at Weymouth. Pte Wood arrived back in Australia on 23 August 1919..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"...captured at Lagnicourt, France on 26 March 1917. In a report of his capture he stated "my No.2 on the Lewis Gun was killed and I was wounded in the neck, and I know no more until I woke up about 48 hours later in Cambrai. The whole of the post were taken prisoners excepting the one man killed." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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