ST6316 : Sherborne Abbey: memorial (ix)

taken 4 years ago, near to Sherborne, Dorset, Great Britain

Sherborne Abbey: memorial (ix)
Sherborne Abbey: memorial (ix)
Major-General George Neville Wood, CB 1946; CBE 1945; DSO 1945; MC 1917 was born on 4 May 1898 the only son of Frederick Wood fromNewnham-on-Severn; and educated at Colston’s School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Dorset Regiment in 1916. He served in The Great War; in the Near East and Sudan, 1921–25; at the Staff College, Camberley, 1926–27; at the War Office, 1928–31; and in India, 1932–38. Returning to England as a second world war approached he was in Whitehall during 1939-40 after which he commanded the 12th Bn West Yorkshire Regt 1941; the 2nd Bn Dorset Regt 1941–42; the 4th Infantry Brigade, 1942; the BGS Ceylon Army Command, 1943; the BGS 33rd Indian Corps in Assam 1943–44; the GOC 25th Indian Division in Arakan, and then Malaya, 1944–46.After several more prestigious positions he retired in 1952. He married Mary, the daughter of The Venerable Herbert Crawford Izard LinkExternal link Archdeacon of Singapore from 1910-15: they had one son and one daughter. He died on 14 January 1982.
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Friday, 6 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 26 September, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  People, Events  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6374 1642 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6375 1643
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