Wood Frank Richard Gunner 914128
Name Wood Frank Richard
Army number 914128
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Born 11/7/1920 - registered in East Ashford District. Mother's maiden name Mary Jane Huckstepp.
Age 52 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Artillery 26/4/1939 at Ashford, Kent, and underwent Basic Training. Posted to 143rd Field Regiment on mobilisation 1/9/1939. Posted to 185th Field Regiment when 143rd Field Regiment was re-organised - though remaining in the same Battery. Served Normandy and North West Europe. Posted to 80th Field Regiment 19/12/1944. Posted to 186th Field Regiment 16/1/1945. Posted to 33rd Field Regiment 16/8/1945. Posted overseas. Sailed from Hamburg to Palestine 19/10/1945. Served Palestine. Returned to the UK 28/3/1946. Discharged and demobilised.3/7/1946.
Company/Battery 386 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Driver and Driver/Mechanic.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions Gunner/Driver 7/2/1940. Driver/Mechanic 29/3/1941. Gunner Vehicle Mechanic 19/12/1944.
Prisoner of War No.
Died/Killed in action Date of death 12/7/1972 at Tonbridge, Kent. Funeral held 19/7/1972. Probate granted at Brighton 12/10/1972.
Home address Lived initially at Ruckinge, Kent. Married Eleanor Hamer of The Nursery, Penybont on 30/1/1943 at Penclawydd, when the Regiment was stationed at Penybont. Lived later at 11, Chidley Cross, East Peckham, Kent.
The photograph below is of a Regimental Reunion in 1963. Gunner Wood is on the far right and the picture may include others from the Regimental List.
The information on this Page was supplied by Gary Wood, Gunner Wood's son, for which we are most grateful.