Albert Wood

Rank 
Private
Regiment 
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Date of death 
21 September 1917
Age of death 
19
Address 
305 Ley Street
Ilford
IG1 4BN
Address source 
1911 Census
Cemetery / Memorial 
Belgium
Biography 

Albert was born on 28th February 1898 and attended ICHS between September 1910 and July 1914. Previously, he had studied at Christchurch Road Elementary School.  

His father, Ernest, was a cartage contractor and his family lived in Ley Street, Ilford. His mother’s name was Caroline. Albert’s older brother, George, had also studied at ICHS between 1907 and 1911.

Having passed his Cambridge Senior School Examination in 1914, Albert went on to further studies at a commercial school.

Albert appears on the school’s Roll of Honour in the Autumn 1917 edition of the school magazine, Chronicles. His regiment is recorded as the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) and his service number was 90621. He was in the 166th Company. He died on 21st September 1917, aged 19. Albert’s body was buried in the New Irish Farm Cemetery (Reference XVIII. A. II).

Research by Andrew Emeny, History Teacher at ICHS

Sources:

Ancestry.com

ICHS school records and magazines

Commonwealth War Graves Commission