Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

L/Corp A Wood (c.1882 – 1918)

Albert Wood was born in Sedgley in about 1882. He married Beatrice Ellen Beddow in 1909. By 1911 he was living in River Side, Bridgnorth with his wife and one-year-old daughter, Elsie. He was employed as a carpet weaver at H & M Southwell Ltd.

Albert served in the 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. He died of wounds at a casualty clearing station in Grevillers – on the outskirts of Bapaume – on 28th September, 1918. He is buried at Grevillers British Cemetery.

Private Albert Wood, 18740, was awarded the Victory and British Medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal of 12 October, 1918.

[Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 12th October, 1918]
Mrs Wood, 14 Riverside, has received news that her husband, 18740 Lce-corpl. Albert Wood, died on the 28th September, 1918, at 34 Casualty Clearing Station from shell wounds in left leg and right foot. He died a few hours after he was brought in. He had been in France two years and eight months, and had served in the Machine Gun Section for two years.

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