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Ep36: WW1 War Hero - Harry Wood
Episode 3616th November 2020 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Harry Blanshard Wood was born on 21st June 1882 in Pocklington, North Yorkshire. He was the son of John Wood, an agricultural labourer and his wife, Maria Nichol.

He grew up to become one of the most celebrated heroes of World War One, even being chosen in 1920 as one of Britain's 100 Bravest Men that formed the Guard of Honour at the burial of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey.

List to his amazing story of how he survived the war and what happened to him afterwards.


This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England. If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment.

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Newcastle Daily Chronicle - Tuesday 18 February 1919

Western Daily Press - Saturday 16 August 1924

Western Daily Press - Thursday 21 August 1924

Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 23 August 1924