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Peter Wood Salford

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Lance Corporal Peter Wood, Service number 14056 served in the 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. His name appears on panel 128 of the Loos Memorial, and also on the Lychgate at St. Peter's Church in Swinton. He was killed in action (gas attack) at Hulluch, France in the First World War on 29 Apr 1916. he was aged just 21 and was born in Salford. The Eccles Journal reported in 1916: Mrs Wood, who resides with her sister-in-law, at 13 Long St, Swinton, has received official news that her husband, Lance-Corporal Peter Wood (Royal Dublin Fusiliers) was killed in action, in France, on April 29th. The deceased young soldier – he was only 20 years of age – enlisted in September 1914, and had been on active service for the past five months. Prior to enlisting he was a carter in the employ of Messrs Grant and Aldcroft, timber merchants, of Pendleton. His parents reside in Earl St, Pendleton, and he is better known in that locality than in Swinton. He was promoted to Lance-Corporal since arriving in France. The first information of the sad news came from a sergeant in the same company, but no details were given – Pte John Wood (Manchester regiment), an elder brother of Peter, lost his right arm through a shrapnel wound received at La Bassee in October 1914, and has now been discharged from the Army.

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