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WWI M.C. & 1914-15 TRIO OF MEDALS TO LIEUT. J.L. WOOD, 18TH (2ND BRADFORD PALS) W. YORK. R.

*** RESERVED *** Military Cross George V reverse engraved Lieut. J. Leslie Wood 18th West Yorks. Regt., March 21 1917; 1914-15 Star to 2.Lieut. J.L. Wood, W. York. R.; WWI War Medal to Lieut. J.L. Wood; WWI Victory Medal to J.L. Wood.
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Military Cross Gazetted 17 Apr 1917: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On several occassions he personally went out under heavy fire in order to lay and repair his lines. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout the operations." John 'Leslie' Wood lived at Manorley, Woodlands, Harrogate and entered Egypt on 22 Dec 1915. John Leslie Wood was the son of Harry Wood and Mary Ellen, Wool Merchants of Halifax and Bradford. Educated with his younger brother, Gordon, at Bradford Grammar School in 1905 and both volunteered for service with the Bradford Pals on the outbreak of war and appeared in the 'First Thousand' published by the Bradford Daily Telegraph at the start of November 1914.  Leslie was Commissioned into the 18th (2nd Bradford Pals) Battalion on 26 Jan 1915. Gordon himself was Killed In Action attached to the 11th West Yorkshires at Hill 60 on 7 June 1917. His parents received this news via telegram on the same day they were due to accompany Leslie to London for the Investiture of his Military Cross at Buckingham Palace.

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