Sunday, 11 June 2017

Henry Wood

Spouse of Helen Mary Brown
Birth 26 March 1835 • Marylebone, London, England (date shown in army record)
Education 1848 • left Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
Military 12 Mar 1853 - Ensign 69th Regiment
Military 18 Oct 1859 - exchanged for 3rd Batt Rifle Brigade
Marriage 15 Aug 1866 • Murree, Punjab, Pakistan - Charlotte Frances Smith age 18 = Henry Wood, Captain Rifle Regiment fathers Robert Henry Wood (Major 18th Bengal Cavalry) & Frederick Henry Smith (Major BSC) - Charlotte Frances Smith (1846–1869)

Marriage 17 Oct 1871 • St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, England – “Tuesday 17th parish church of St. Mary. Woolwich, by the Lord Bishop of Rochester, assisted by the Rev. F. G. Blomfield, Captain Henry Wood, Rifle Brigade, to Helen Mary, fourth daughter of the Rev. Henry Brown, hon. canon of Rochester, rector of Woolwich”
House Purchase 1873 Chernocke Place, No 35 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England - No 35 was the home first of the Lavie family from 1845 to 1873. After the Lavie's left, Colonel Henry Wood C.B., Rifle Brigade and an early photographer, owned No 35 until 1919. "Colonel Henry Wood C.B., Rifle Brigade and an early photographer, owned No 35 until 1919. His photographs were used to illustrate an ITV series. Henry Wood had the skull of a Russian soldier killed in the Crimea as a lampshade" (rented out 1875) - from City of Winchester Trust (This article was first printed in the Institute of Transport Administration Journal)

Military Apr 1885 return from final service overseas
Military 1890 • Norwich , Norfolk, England
30th Regt. Crimea, including siege/fall of Sebastopol ; campaign on N.W. Frontier 1862, action at Shubkudder ; Rifle Brigade in Afghan War 1878-9 ; expedition against Mahsood Wuzeerees 1881 ; commanded 9th Regt. Dist. 1887-90 ; C.B. Colonel ; retd 1890
1) Victorian Companion of the Order of the Bath. 2) Victorian Crimea medal with Sebastopol clasp. 3) Victorian Indian General Service medal with North West Frontier clasp. 4) Victorian 2nd Afghan War 1878-80 medal. 5) Turkish Crimea medal. (auctioned 2017
Residence 1891 • 95, Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England - retired army Colonel age 56 with spouse 5 daughters and son in law
Residence 1901 • Norwich, Norfolk, England, Relation to Head of House: Head
Occupation 1909 - "From the family album of 1909. Colonel Henry Wood was an 'early adopter' of photography and all his albums are now on loan to the National Trust at Lacock"
Residence 02 Apr 1911 • 71 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England - Married 39 yrs 7 children 4 alive; Head of House: Retired Major Army Pensioner
Death 17 Mar 1919 • Norwich, Norfolk, England – “Colonel Henry Wood. C. B., a Crimea veteran, died at Norwich, aged 84. 28 March 1919” - Diss Express - arthritic and blind towards end of life according to obituary
Burial Norwich , Norfolk, England - Rosary cemetery in plot G1129 “His headstone records that he died on 17th March 1919 in Norwich. - We came across his headstone when clearing brush and I was intrigued by it.”
Probate 5 Jun 1919 - of 71 Thorpe Road, Norwich, C.B. Probate London to Charles Frederick Wood and Arthur Henry Wood esquires. - Effects £35,076 10s 8d.
2017 - Auction - His original miniature mess dress medals (cased) together with obituary and related paperwork & photos.

thanks Ray!

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