|Place of birth||Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||Glen Innes Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||'Hamilton', Victor Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Alice Hamilton Wood, 'Hamilton', Victor Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery (Panel No 3), Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Annie WOOD; Wife: Alice Hamilton WOOD|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916.
Statement by 779 Pte C.E. WIGGINS, 30th Bn, 7 January 1917: 'I was with Pte Wood when he was wounded. His wound was very serious, but I cannot tell you whether he died, though 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 ... '
Note on file: 'Identification Disc received from Germany. No particulars were afforded except that Soldier was deceased. May now be reported "KILLED IN ACTION" 20/7/16.'
Communication from Berlin (file p. 33): 'austr. Sold. Wood, A. 30. A.I.F. Nr. 781. am 19.7.16 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen'.
Note on Red Cross File No 3001001: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 20.6.17.'
Statement, 2185 Lance Corporal A. WEBSTER, A Company, 30th Bn (patient, 2nd Southern General Hospital, Southmead, Bristol, England), 8 December 1916: 'About 6 p.m. on July 19th we made an attack on German trenches near Armentieres. Just after leaving our trenches I saw Wood hit by a bullet from [a] machine gun. I spoke to him and he said he was dying. Both legs were nearly off and he was bleeding to death. Wehad to leave him. Later we retired but Wood was never seen again.'
Second statement, 779 C.E. WIGGIN, 30th Bn, 7 January 1917: 'I was with Pte. Wood when he was wounded. His wound was very serious, but I cannot tell you whether he died, though 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
|Miscellaneous details||Wife's address subsequently 'Hamilton', High Street, Willoughby, New South Wales|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WOOD Archie
Red Cross file 3001001