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George WOOD

Regimental number2039
Place of birthBunbury, Chester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMrs Frances Wood, Maple Road, Bramhall, Stockport, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 3rd Bn, Anzac, Gallipoli, 14 June 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred to Mudros, 21 August 1915 (pyrexia); embarked at Mudros for England, 24 August 1915; admitted to Pioneers Club Hospital, Bermondsey, 9 September 1915; transferred to Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 25 September 1915.

Found guilty, 30 November 1915, of reporting late from furlough: awarded 48 hours' detention and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Admitted A.I.D., Abbey Wood, 3 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 1st Training Bn from 27th Draft from England, Tel el Kebir, 16 April 1916.

Taken on strength of 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest).

Died of wounds, 21 July 1916.

Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, no date stated.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOOD George
Red Cross file 3001103

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