Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Francis Wood was born at Earlsdon, Coventry in 1890. He was the son of Richard E Wood, a mechanic, steel tool maker, and his wife Mary A. By 1901 the family had moved to Bradmore, Wolverhampton.
Francis was probably a regular soldier before the war as he went to France on 11th August 1914 as part of the original British Expeditionary Force. He served in the Army Service Corps - the prefix to his service number suggests he was in a motor (rather than horse/mule transport) section. Francis married Dorothy Elizabeth Turner from Hilton in 1912 and they lived at Rudge Heath.
Francis was killed in action on 27th May, 1918 - the first day of the Third Battle of the Aisne when the Germans launched a surprise attack. He is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty.
Private F. E. Wood, CMT/363 155th (Army) Bde. A.S.C, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star.
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