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Chelsea Graves Society Profile for Norman Wood

Full Name: Norman Arthur Wood

Born: 1889
Place of Birth: Tooting, London, England
Died: Friday, 28th July 1916
Burial info: Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B)

Involvement with Chelsea:


Reserve from 1912 to 1913



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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 Sergeant and involved in the heavy fighting to take Delville Wood during the Somme Campaign and on 28 July he was killed in action.

Norman’s body was never recovered.

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