Harry Blanchard Wood VC

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
  • Brick Brick
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Government VC Paving Stone with an interpretation tablet beside it (which makes this a memorial, definitionally in the eyes of the IWM Register) on a shared sandstone and brick plinth. In fact Wood did not die till 1924 (aged 32) so technically this is only a war memorial if he died as a result of wounds or illness in action.
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Interpretation panel-Harry Blanshard Wood VC MM/21st June 1882-15th August 1924/A first World War hero born in Newton upon Derwent/He was invested with a Victoria Cross on the 22nd of February/1919 by King George V for his most conspicuous bravery/and devotion to duty in securing a bridge over the/River Selle, Saint-Python, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France/Victoria Cross/Military Medal/1914-15 Star/British War Medal (1914-20)/Victory Medal (1914-19)/Valiant in action/Steadfast in adversity

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