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Another appeal in the Express & Star in February 1916 for information on a missing soldier came from the parents of Private Charles Wood (number 10305), D Company, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. He had been missing at the Dardanelles since 9 August 1915.

Charles Henry Wood was born in 1890, the son of George and Mary Wood (nee Leonard). In the 1901 census, the family appear at 39 Great Brickkiln Street, and Charles and his parents are joined by his brothers George and William and sisters Kate and Lily.

Charles was killed on 9 August 1915, aged 25, and he is commemorated on the Helles memorial in Turkey.

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