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Alfred Arthur WOOD

Regimental number1346
Place of birthBathurst, New South Wales
SchoolLiverpool Public School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMarion Street, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Wood, Merrigang Street, Bowral, New South Wales
Previous military service43rd Infantry
Enlistment date19 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Australian Infantry Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 December 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialStourbridge Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 326), Hereford and Worcester, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Walter and Sara Ann WOOD

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous and consistent gallantry and devotion to duty. On two occasions he extinguished fire in bomb stores at great personal risk and under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Military Medal

'At Gallipoli, early in September, 1915, when in charge of a post only 15 yards from enemy trenches he kept enemy bombers from interfering with the work of consolidation of trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2278 Lcpl Hubert John WOOD MM, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOOD Alfred Arthur

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