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IGS “Afghan/NWF 1919” – 1/Yorks. Regt. – died at Peshawar.


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India General Service, 1908-35, clasp “Afghanistan/NWF 1919”.

to – 9625 Pte. E. Wood, 1-York. R.

Ernest Wood, son of John and Alice of Haigh Farm, Moorside Rd., Eccleshill, Bradford.

Enlisted 1911, aged 18, a blacksmith’s striker.

Served in “D” Coy, 1st Yorks during 1919 operations.

Died at Peshawar, 26th Oct. 1919, aged 26 and buried in Peshawar (Right) British Cemetery; commemorated on tablet in St. John’s, Peshawar, and also on the Delhi Memorial.

The battn. was based at Peshawar between Jan. 1918-Jan. 1920 (operations on the NWF etc.) and recipient is entitled to BWM (only) for garrison service in India.

A scarce casualty.

Medal almost NEF with only a few marks.