Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park & St Luke’s; Dehli (India Gate) Memorial
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Ernest Wood was born in 1893 in Fagley the son of John William and Alice (surname not known as marriage not found).Little is known about this family but when Ernest enlisted they were living at 5 Haigh Farm, Moorside Road.Ernest enlisted as Private 9625 in ‘D’ Company of the 1st Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). This Battalion was a regular army battalion and at the outbreak of war it is likely that Ernest was a serving member. Nothing is known about his war service but he died from pneumonia on the 26th of October 1919 in Peshawar, India. He was 26 years of age.He is buried in the Peshawar British Cemetery in the North West Frontier where the British had been buried for centuries and he is remembered on the Delhi (India Gate) Memorial.He left his effects to his father John William who received £61.19.6d on the 3rd November 1920.
Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks