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.