KA H26

In Loving Memory
Arthur Hope Wood
Who died 2nd Sep. 1914
Aged 21 Years

Also of
Pte.Cecil Wood, 1st Beds. Regt.
Brother of the above
Who was reported Missing. 23rd April 1917,
Aged 19 Years

Also Frank,
Brother of the above
Who died 26th Nov 1928
Aged 24 Years

Hastings and St Leonards Observer, 13 Feb 1904
....' The following ten children received medals for regular attendance: —Mabel Kenward, Elsie Jones, Harry Cornford, Laura White, Reginald Wood. Cecil Wood…. (Reginald was Cecil’s brother)

In 1891 they were living at 2 Ecclesbourne Vill Harold Rd
Surname   First name(s)   Rel   Status   Sex   Age   Occupation                      Where Born
WOOD      Alfred           Head   M           M    27   Carpenter (Em'ee)      Sussex - Hastings     
WOOD      Annie            Wife   M           F     26                                  Sussex - Blackboys
WOOD      Sydney            Son   -           M     6      Scholar                    Kent - Ham Street
WOOD      Alfred             Son    -           M     5      Scholar                    London - Bromley
WOOD      Ethel              Dau    -           F     3                                    Sussex - Hastings
WOOD      Percy              Son    -           M     2                                    Sussex - Hastings
WOOD        Ida               Dau    -           F   7m                                    Sussex - Hastings

In 1911 they are living at 219 Harold Road, Clive Vale.  By this stage they had had 12 children, but three had died.
Alfred Wood/Carpenter & Beer Retailer/47/Hastings,
Annie Wood/Wife/46/Heathfield,
Percy Victor Wood/Son, Shop Assistant/22/
Arthur Wood/Son/17/ ‘Imbecile’
Mabel Annie Wood/Daughter, Shop Assistant/15/
Reginald Wood/Son, Apprentice Carpenter/14/
Cecil Wood/Son/13/
Frank Wood/Son/11/ ‘Imbecile’
Albert Edward Wood/Son/9/‘Imbecile’

Cecil Wood - Private 33370, 1st Bn Bedfordshire Regiment
Born in Hastings.  Living there when he enlisted in the town.  Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Commemorated on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial

Percy Victor Wood National (Australia)