Private Wilfred Wood (2)

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Reference WMO/282637


Stockport Station

Grand Central Way




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Raised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: One of two memorials at the station to Private Wood. (See also 282521) Shouldered metal plaque with VC badge surmounting a raised inscription in white lettering. This plaque is in the booking office, on the right hand wall as you enter the station.
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PRIVATE WILF WOOD V. C./ Remembering the life of railwayman Wilf Wood who was awarded the/ Victoria Cross for an act of most conspicuous bravery and initiative/ on 28th October 1918 near Casa Van in Italy./ A unit on the right flank having been held up by hostile machine gunners/ and snipers, Private Wood worked forward with his Lewis gun, enfiladed/ the enemy machine gun nest and caused 140 to surrender. The advance/ continued until a hidden machine gun opened fire at point blank range./ Without a moment's hesitation, Private Wood charged, firing his Lewis/ gun from the hip, and enfiladed a ditch from which a further 160 men and 3 officers duly surrendered./ A cleaner at Stockport locomotive depot, Wilf survived the Great War/ and spent his entire working life on the railways. He had the honour/ of a steam locomotive being named after him and enjoyed a long/ retirement before his death in January 1982 at the age of 84.

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