Tag Archives: Philip Richard Wood

On 1st July 1918 – Thomas Greaves is mortally wounded

1/7/18 LE QUESNOY: Capt T GREAVES wounded in action and died of wounds. 2/Lieut W BLOOD wounded in action.

Thomas Greaves from Chesterfield was mortally wounded when his “C” Company HQ, which was in a conservatory at Gorre, was hit by a heavy shell.

William Blood was transferred to Hospital in England and returned to the 1/6th Battalion in December 1918. He was demobilised in April 1919 having originally arrived in France in February 1918.

1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]


1.7.18 GORRE SECTION: Hostile artillery fairly active during the morning. Eight patrols out during the night and one by day. Brigadier General PR WOOD CB, CMG retired and took over Command of the Brigade.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 17th June 1918

17.6.18: Hostile artillery more active – especially against left sub sector. Two patrols were out during night.

Lieut.-Col. RW CURRIN DSO took over command of the Brigade during the temporary absence of Brig.-General PR WOOD CB CMG who took over command of the Division during Divisional Commander’s absence on leave.

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]

On this day 26th March 1918 – a new Brigadier

No record in the 1/6th Battalion War Diary [WO/95/2694]


26th March: Warning orders issued for the relief of the Brigade – afterwards cancelled.

Brigadier General PR Wood took Command of the Brigade.

Philip Richard Wood (1868-1945)

139 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters War Diary [WO95/2692]