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John Reginald WOOD

Regimental number2232
Date of birth28 March 1894
Place of birthLeeds, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinUncle, R Daxbury, Golden Cup Town Street, Beeston Leeds, England
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps
FateDied of wounds 20 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, Grave No. 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Mary Ann WOOD

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his officer was killed during an attack, he at once took charge of his section, and handled his guns very skilfully, rendering valuable service to the infantry. Though wounded, he would not leave his post for three days. He set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2231 Pte George Robert WOOD, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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