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Robert Wood

Gunner : 312th T.M. Bty., Royal Field Artillery


Rank : Gunner

Regiment : 312th T.M. Bty., Royal Field Artillery

Service Number : L/17805

Death : 27 June 1916

Age : 24

Buried : Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A. Thiepval Memorial. France

Burnley Express 12 July 1916

The news was conveyed to Mr.H.Mozley, Manager of the Tramways, in a letter from Gunner F.W.Clifford, another tram driver, who wrote "We have had a very rough time these last few days. It will be a nice thing for us when we get the chance to have a nice sleep. It is with deep regret I have to tell you that two of our Burnley lads and tramwaymen have been killed in action. The two mens names are Gunner R.Wood, and Gunner Riding. They were killed on the 27th of June. It cast a great cloud over the tram men of this battery. The Germans gave us a dose of tear shells, and it made all our eyes run with water. It is a rotten sensation."

Gunner R.Wood was a Burnley man, and lived at 35, Cleaver-street. He was 24 years of age. He had been engaged as a conductor and driver since 1913. He was married after enlistment.

Campaign Medal 1914 – 1915
WOOD, Robert
Corps: Royal Field Artillery
Rank: Driver
Reg No: L/17805
Roll on which included if any: Victory, British and 1915 Star (Medal’s issued)
Deceased: 27 June 1916
Theatre of War: (3) Egypt
Qualifying date: 22 December 1915

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