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Chelsea Graves Society Profile: Norman Wood

Full Name: Norman Arthur Wood

Born: 1889
Place of Birth: Unknown, Unknown
Died: Wednesday, 26th July 1916

Burial info: Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B)

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In February 1915, Norman enlisted in the Army, joining 17th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, the Football Battalion, but then signing for Stalybridge Celtic the following month, later playing for Reading whilst undergoing military training.

In the summer of 1916, he was by now a Serjeant and involved in the heavy fighting to take Delville Wood during the Somme Campaign and on 28 July he was killed.

Norman’s body was never recovered.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Reserve from 1912 to 1913

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