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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Cobham, Guilford, Surrey
Mercy Mary Baughan and George James Wool, married in the Dartford area in 1893. They had three children, all boys, George John born Guilford 1895, Benjamin James born 1896 Cobham, Surrey and Charles Daniel born 1901 at Bradfield, Buckinghamshire. By 1911 they were working at Worksop Manor, residing at Menagerie Wood. George was now age 16 and was working as an under groom on the stud farm and Benjamin age 15 working as a domestic gardener. Benjamin later enlisted at Worksop and was attested on 29 August 1914.
15 Aug 1915
19
110218 - CWGC Website
10616
Private
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Pte. B J Wool Worksop Guardian 27 August 1915 Amongst the employees of Sir John Robinson on the Worksop Manor Estate who answered the call was B J Wool, son of Mr and Mrs Wool, Menagerie Cottage, who joined the Lincolnshire Regiment. Wool was drafted out to Egypt some weeks ago, and the news has now been received of his death, which occurred in Alexandria from dysentery, on the 15th inst. Pte Wool was a steady, well conducted young man, and deep sympathy is expressed with his parents on losing so promising a son. He was only 19 years of age. Writing to his mother, who is heart-broken, the Chaplain Captain J P Denham says:- “ I expect by the time this letter reaches you, you will have been informed by the War Office. I very much regret to have to write and tell you such sad news. I saw your boy twice while is the Government Hospital, and did all I could for him. There were two other men with him and they too have passed away. Your son was conscious a few minutes before he died and asked for ‘mother’ and then the end soon came. Everything possible was done for him while he reached hospital. I prayed with them all, and they all seemed glad of my visits, though they were not fully conscious always. I can only offer my sincerest sympathy and remind you that ‘to be with Christ is for the better’ and that He has only gone before to await us. May God comfort you, Madam, Yours Faithfully, J P Denham, Chaplain E F” Private B J Wool Worksop Guardian 3 September 1915 A photo is published of Private B J Wool of Menagerie Wood Cottage, Worksop Manor, whose death from dysentery in Egypt with the Lincolnshire Regiment, was reported in the “Guardian” last week. Pte Wood who was drafted out to Egypt some weeks ago, was among the many employees of Sir John Robinson, who answered the call.
Buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Cemetery, Egypt. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    Benjamin James Wool - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.