William Wood

M, #5344, b. 6 January 1899, d. 26 April 1917
     William Wood was born on 6 January 1899 at 310 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Wood and Catherine Innes. His family was known by the tee-name of "Woods".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 310 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Catherine Wood, wife; James Wood, son; John Wood, son; Wm Wood, son.2

He was listed as head of household's son in the 1911 census at 310 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Wood, head; Catherine Wood, wife; James Wood, son; John Wood, son; William Wood, son; Helen Wood, daughter; Reuben Wood, son; Violet Jane Wood, daughter; Kathleen Wood, daughter.3,4
William died on 26 April 1917 at sea, 3 miles east of Anvil Point, Dorset, England, at age 18. He drowned with the loss of HM Drifter 'Plantin' BF 453 that struck a mine whilst on war service 3 miles east of Anvil Point. The entire crew except his eldest brother, James Wood, was lost.5,6

Citations

  1. [S6364] William Wood, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "William Wood 1899, January Sixth 1h 30m P.M. at 310 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: John Wood, Fisherman. Mother: Catherine Wood M. S. Innes, married 1893, September 6th in Seafield. Informant: John Wood, Father. Registered: 1899, January 14th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."
  2. [S5597] 1901, Scottish Census, "Wm Wood, son, male, age 2, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 310 Portknockie."
  3. [S4172] 1911, Scottish Census, "William Wood, son, male, age 12, school, born in Banffshire Portknockie, resident at 310 Portknockie."
  4. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  5. [S7678] Debt of Honour Register and certificate, Casualty No 3041862, "In Memory of Trimmer Cook WILLIAM WOOD, Service Number: 420TC, H.M. Drifter "Plantin", Royal Naval Reserve who died on 26 April 1917 age 18. Son of Mrs. Catherine Wood, of 9 Devanha Gardens South, Aberdeen, and the late John Wood, native of Portknockie. Remembered with honour. Portsmouth Naval Memorial 28. Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission."
  6. [S7718] William Wood, Gravestone inscription data, "NM200652, William Wood, c. 1899 to 26 APR 1917. Date of Birth : c. 1899. Headstone Ref : H217. Date of Death : 26 APR 1917. Place of Death : At sea off Poole, Dorset."