Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Geoffrey Kershaw Pemberton Wood

Photo of Geoffrey Kershaw Pemberton Wood
House and time at Malvern: No 8, 1913 - 1914.

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers.
Died: 01 November 1918 aged 19 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: Harlebeke New Brit I A 1

Son of A. P. Wood, Whitefold, Hale. Cheshire, b. 1899.
Middle IV AŚLower Modern II.
Afterwards at Bowdon College; R.M.C. Sandhurst; Lancashire Fusiliers 1918.

'During the all too short period he was a member of the School, he won the affection of many in the House. He left School long before his time, owing to illness, and his departure was regretted by all. He was a boy of distinct promise, and his early end on the battle-field, fighting for his country, cut short the life of one who had more than an ordinary future before him. He had only been a few days at the front when he met his death while leading his platoon over the top at dawn on November 1st. His commanding officer wrote of him as being a most promising officer, possessed of great personal bravery.' (Malvernian, Feb 1919).

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