Samuel WOOD
Unit: 1/5th Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death:

Samuel Wood's name is recorded on the War Memorial at Stockport Art Gallery, noting that he served with the 1/5th Cheshires. However, it has not been possible to find any trace of this soldier in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Roll of Honour of the Cheshire Regiment or in local newspapers of the time.

It is probable, therefore, that he died sometime after he was discharged from the army and it was not considered, by the army authorities, that his death was due to wartime service. Presumably, his family still felt he met the criteria to be included on the memorial.

The Absent Voters List for 1918 does show a Samuel Stanley Wood who was then serving with the 1/6th Cheshires (service number 265531) and who lived at 9 Ladysmith Street, Stockport. This soldier is not listed by the War Graves Commission as a casualty but may possibly be the man.  This soldier had an original service number of 1792, indicating he was, almost certainly, a pre-war member of the Territorial Army and was mobilised when war was declared in August 1914.

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