Charles Thomas WOOD
Rank: Private
Number: 9468
Unit: A Company, 10th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 24 April 1916
Age: 21
Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France

Charles was born in Nottingham. By the time of the 1901 Census, he is recorded, aged 5, as living in Norwood, Middlesex. The local newspaper, reporting his death, recorded that he had been a regular soldier who had been recalled as a reservist when war was declared. Whilst this is possible, it seems unlikely that with his relative youth he would have already served his time as a regular and been discharged. However, his service number is very low which suggest that, if he was not an ex-regular, then he was one of the first to enlist in the early part of August 1914.

Charles was married to Sarah and they lived, with their child at 51 (or 31) Bridgefield Street, Stockport. He worked in a cotton mill.  

He was killed during a tour of duty in the trenches described here. Charles was originally posted as "missing" and it was not until October 1916 that Sarah received official notification that he was presumed to have been killed.

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