Archie WOOD

WOOD, Archie

Service Number: 781
Enlisted: 13 July 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Glen Innes Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel 3, VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 781, Enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales
9 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 781, 30th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Beltana embarkation_ship_number: A72 public_note: ''
9 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 781, 30th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement 30th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

11 December 1915 - Disembarked Suez

16 June 1916 - Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force

23 June 1916 - Disembarked Marseilles,

Eye witness reports:

I was with Private Wood when he was wounded. His wound was very serious, but I cannot tell you whether he died. I would not have given much for his chance of living. He was wounded in the head, a bullet entered through his left eye and out of his head at the back. When I saw him last he was struggling with a fellow for possession of a rifle.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal