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Thomas Basil Wood
Died

13 October 1915(1915-10-13)

(aged 20)
Near Loos
Education Boston Grammar School
Parents Charles Wood, Emily Wood
Relatives Charles Sinclair Wood (brother); Elliot Mary Sinclair Wood (sister)

Thomas Basil Wood was educated at Boston Grammar School. He was a Second Lieutenant in the 4th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and was killed near Loos on 13 October 2915, aged 20. He was the son of Charles and Emily Wood of Sleaford Road, Boston. He had only been at the front a few weeks when the battalion suffered greatly in the struggle to gain Hohenzollern Redoubt. Out of 25 officers, only two survived to gain and hold the Redoubt.

The other subaltern who survived recounted Wood's death., proclaiming he seemed to have no fear at all. He died a brave and gallant death urging his men on and taking no heed of the terrible machine gun fire mowing men down all around him. His death is a great loss to the British Army and a man everyone liked and respected.

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