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He was the son of Mary Wood of Bulwell Nottingham.
30 Dec 1917
1439260 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Wood enlisted at Nottingham and was killed in the sinking of HMT Aragon. He is commemorated on the Chatby Memorial Egypt On arrival at Alexandria, Egypt on December 30th, 1917, the Aragon was initially permitted to enter harbour, but was subsequently ordered out again. She anchored outside without any protection from submarine attack, for which she was an easy target and was duly torpedoed and sunk with a total loss of 610 officers and men of the Commonwealth forces, of whom 19 were crew. She sank quite quickly and trawlers and destroyers at once closed in to pick up those who had succeeded in jumping clear. The destroyer HMS Attack was one of those engaged in the rescue but was itself literally blown in two by a mine and disappeared with 10 of her crew and many of those she had just taken on board. He is remembered on the Chatby Memorial. The German submarine responsible was UC 34 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Horst Obermüller. UC 34, a mine laying submarine, was scuttled on the 30th October 1918 at Pola on the surrender of Austro-Hungary.
In Memoriam published 30th December 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post : “In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. A. Wood. Royal Scots, lost on Transport Aragon, December 30th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – Mother, father, brothers, sister, and aunt Alice.” In Memoriam published 30th December 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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