Lot Archive


№ 576


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: Sergeant-Major G. W. H. Wood, 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade

India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1889-92 (6361 Corpl., 4th Bn. Rif. Brig.); Army L.S.& G.C., V.R. (6261 Clr-Serjt., Rifle Bde.) first with minor contact marks, very fine and better (2) £220-280

George William Henry Wood was born in Lewisham, Woolwich. A labourer by trade, he attested for the Rifle Brigade on 24 October 1883. With the 4th battalion, he was promoted Serjeant in 1890 and Colour Serjeant in 1895. He was discharged after his second period of engagement on 23 October 1904. Soon after his discharge from the Army he became Sergeant-Major Instructor to the O.T.C. at Sherborne School, a post he held for 20 years. He died in Aldeshot on 6 October 1925. Sold with copied service papers and other research.