Wood, Arthur George: Service no. 769964


Digitized Service Record

Source: April 1917 casualty.

Source: CVWM
Source: CVWM


Pte. A.G. Wood was only 16 years old when he enlisted from his home, 78 Bird avenue, in the “Pals.” He went overseas in August last, and got his first glimpse of the trenches in November. In his first letter home he writes: “We are going to Mud street to-morrow.” Now his parents have received a telegream stating that their only son was killed in action. Mrs. Wood have been so overcome with grief that she has been unable to leave her bed since hearing the sad news. Pte. Wood was employed by the Canada Foundry before enlisting. His father is an old soldier of the Imperial army and served under Kitchener in the Egyptian Campaign. He has the long service medal and the bronze star with two bars.

Toronto Star. May 2, 1917

680828a 680828b doc5664915

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: