Harold Charles WOOD


WOOD, Harold Charles

Service Number: 3971
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walkerville, 5 March 1879
Home Town: North Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Shunter
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, North Adelaide Public School Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3971, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3971, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Pozières
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3971, 50th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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"...3971 Private (Pte) Harold Charles Wood, 50th Battalion from North Adelaide, South Australia. A 36 year old railway shunter prior to enlisting on 11 August 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 12th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 2 December 1915 aboard RMS Malwa. While undergoing further training in Egypt, he transferred to the 50th Battalion and went with them to France in June 1916. Pte Wood was killed in action on 16 August 1916 and buried at Mouquet Farm, France, however, after the war, his grave could not be located and he is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)