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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Ventnor Cemetery : Richard Edgar Wood -

Location

In Ventnor Cemetery, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Grave location Q 69.
Headstone

Ventnor Cemetery : R E Wood
 
Inscription


1423624 GUNNER
R E WOOD
ROYAL ARTILLERY
21ST FEBRUARY 1943 AGE 40
+
THERE IS A LINK
DEATH CANNOT SEVER
SWEETEST MEMORIES
LIVE FOREVER


 
Further Information

Richard Edgar Wood

Son of : Richard and Alice Wood, of Hull.

Born : 1902; registered Sculcoates, East Riding of Yorkshire, Dec 1902 qtr.

Census information :

1911 : Richard and Alice Wood, with their children including Richard aged 8, are at 6 Argyle Avenue, Hull. Richard Wood is an Engine Fitter.

Married : 3 November 1937, Violet Kathleen Holburd, at St. Catherine's Church, Ventnor; children : Michael Thomas Richard (b. 1939), Edwin Frederick (b. 1941).

Service information :

Gunner 1423624 Richard Edgar Wood, 202 Fixed Defence Regt., Royal Artillery.

Casualty information :

Died 21 February 1943 aged 40 (CWGC gives date as 22 February), in Scotland.

CWGC record ...
 
Commemorated on these Memorials :
 
Newport Borough War Memorial WW II (as E WOOD)
Ventnor War Memorial
 
Documents and Newspaper reports

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, February 26, 1943 Page 2

DEATH
WOOD. - On Feb. 22, as the result of an accident, Richard Edgar, aged 40, dearly loved husband of Violet Kathleen (née Holburd) and dear daddy of Michael and Teddy. - We shall always miss him.

Page 3

Sad News for a Ventnor Woman
Soldier Husband Killed in Scotland
Mrs. Wood, of 44 Albert Street, Ventnor, received the sad news on Monday that her husband, L/Bdr. Richard Edgar Wood, R.A., aged 40, had died as the result of an accident early that morning at a Roman Catholic Church hall in Scotland at which he was billeted.
L/Bdr. Wood, a native of Hull, was a Regular Army man and had 21 years' service to his credit. His last visit to Ventnor was at Christmas. His widow is a daughter of Mrs. Holburd and the late Mr. T. Holburd, of Market Street, and she is left with two little boys, one aged four years and the other nearly two. Their earlier married life was spent at Seaview. Mrs. Wood will receive the sincere condolences of many friends in her tragic loss.
Arrangements were made to convey the body to Ventnor yesterday (Thursday), and it is expected that the funeral will take place at the Cemetery on Saturday.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, March 5, 1943 Page 2

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
WOOD. - Mrs. R.E. Wood, 42 Albert Street, Ventnor, wishes to acknowledge most sincerely the kindly help of neighbours upon the occasion of her sad bereavement, and to express thanks for the many messages of sympathy received and for the lovely flowers sent to the funeral.


Page 2

A SOLDIER'S FUNERAL. - The funeral took place at the Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, of L/Bdr. R.E. Wood, R.A., whose death as the result of an accident in Scotland was reported last week. The Vicar (Rev. L.K. Morton) officiated. The principal mourners were : Mrs. R.E. Wood (widow), Mrs. Wayman and Miss M. Wood (sisters), Mrs. Holburd (mother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. J. Butt, Mr. G. Parsons, Mrs. Cooper, Mr. W. Walton and Mr. Grant. Owing to war-time difficulties Mr. F. Holburd (brother-in-law) was unable to attend. Floral tributes were sent as follows : - Loving wife and little boys; Dad, sisters and in-laws (Hull); Mum, Fred, Edie and Ken; Auntie Kit; Aunt Mary, Uncle Tom and family; Viv and Bill (London); Gordon; Mabel and Wally, Elsie and Charlie; George and Rose; Emma, Alf and Mum; Mrs. Westmore (Wroxall); Mrs. Mulliner and Mrs. Squibb; Officers and Ranks 140 Coast Battery, R.A.; Officer, 202 Fixed Defence, R.A.; Ivy and Bill; Clarice and Jack; Louie and George, Jack and Frances; Aunt Alice and Uncle Bob; Mrs. Spanner and Eric. - Mr. A.F. Blake made the local arrangements.

Note discrepancies in address.

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, February 18, 1944 Page 2

IN MEMORIAM
WOOD. - Loving memories of a dear husband and daddy, Richard Edgar, (Tim) R.A., killed Feb. 22, 1943. Still sadly missed by his loving wife Vi, and little boys Michael and Teddy.
Happy memories treasured for ever,
Of those happy days we spent together.
WOOD. - In loving memory of Richard Edgar, R.A., killed Feb. 22, 1943.
Always remembered by his Dad and sisters in Hull.


 
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