Wood, Donald Theodore MC*


War Service:
Second Lieutenant DONALD THEODORE WOOD, MC and bar, of 77 Brigade Royal Field Artillery died on 28 August 1918, aged 28. His Military Cross was Gazetted on 19 March 1918. The citation reads : “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The battery was very heavily shelled and a gun-pit set on fire. He immediatelyorganised a party, and, with complete disregard of danger, extinguished the fire. His prompt and gallant action undoubtedly prevented the fire from spreading to the whole battery.”
The bar to his MC was Gazetted on 22 March 1918. The citation reads : “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With another officer he acted as advanced intelligence officer for the brigade; he established communications and was successful in keeping in touch with the batteries during the operations. He also sent back valuable information. Through his gallantryand determination under heavy shell fire and very trying conditions, communications were kept up.”

He is buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford. He is also remembered on the St Dunstan's WW1 War Memorial

He was the son of Ebenezer and Sarah Wood of 18, Woolstone Road, Catford.

London Gazette

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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