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Corporal Fred Wood


Harrogate Herald - 3rd October 1917

W H Breare letter

You know Corporal Fred Wood, he with the good tenor voice, who before the War was a member of Trinity Church Choir? Well, as perhaps you know, he is in France, and just now engaged in making up a pierrot party, of which he is the first tenor. We shall very likely see him soon, because he has to come on ten days' leave for the purpose of selecting appropriate music. He will be in his element once more in music, and I am sure his efforts will give the boys on rest occasions of much pleasure. He married the eldest daughter of Mr Roberts, and a brother of Arthur Wood, one of the famous conductors of London. Both are sons of George H Wood, whom you will remember as a violinist and viola player. His sister is Connie Wood, likewise a professional musician. I understand that his officer was anxious that he should take a commission, but evidently it has been considered that his tenor voice will be of much service, and the pierrettes help to supply the much appreciated music at the Front. Men of pronounced vocal talent are carefully sought out. You remember I told you that Frank Dickinson, the deep bass, is engaged singing to the boys, and there are others doing this useful work.


Harrogate Herald - 30th January 1918

Mr J E Hodgson preached special sermons on Sunday at the Grove Road Wesleyan Chapel, Harrogate, in connection with the anniversary of the Brotherhood. In the afternoon, under the presidency of Mr H Armitage (vice-president), he addressed an "open" meeting, which was made all the more interesting by Miss Hewson and Corporal F Wood, who is over on leave from the Front, contributing the duet "My song sh????? always of Thy mercy", their voices blending nicely together. Mr J F ???? presided at the organ.


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