Today we remember …
|20th August 1918
Ernest Wood, D Social 1911. Lt, 1st Bn, North Staffordshire Regt. Killed in action in an unknown engagement
At school he played for the Cricket XI. He went to Sandhurst after leaving school.
He passed out, of Sandhurst in July, 1915, and went to the front a year later and was present at the actions on the Somme. He was wounded in June, 1917, but returning to France in April last was kilIed on July 20th.
He is buried at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais. The town of Bully-des-Mines in France invited Radley College to participate in their Centenary Commemorations for WW1. They honoured the men buried there with a major exhibition from 22-29 April 2016, which featured Ernest Wood’s story.