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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Acting Sergeant Ernest Charles Wood.  The photo probably shows Ernest as a

lieutenant in the Senior Cadets prior to his enlistment in the AIF.


Wood E C     A/g Sgt    1751    Ernest Charles                22 Inf Bn    21    Piano tuner    Single    C of E       

Address:       He may have been living in Kensington at his enlistment, though he gave his parents' address.

Next of Kin:    Wood, G father, Abbott St, Sandringham   

Enlisted:    17 May 1915       

Embarked:     A64 Demosthenes 16 Jul 1915 

Prior service:  Senior cadets 61B 4 years - 3 years commissioned.

Born in Kensington, Vic.


Date of death: Between 27/07/1916 and 04/08/1916

CWGC: "Son of George Charles and Isabella Wood, of "Belwood"; Abbott St., Sandringham, Victoria.

Born at Kensington, Victoria".



In his will, Sgt Wood left half of his estate to his mother, and the other half to Miss D T Edwards.

In the 1919 Electoral Roll, Doris Thamazin Edwards, tie maker, was residing at 1 Ormond St, Kensington.   Doris's brother Edwards D Fitter 2141,  and father Edwards D J Sgt 2011  of the same address also enlisted.   Wood was a member of the same ANA Branch in Flemington as Doris's father.


War Service Commemorated

Flemington Branch ANA*

St Thomas' Grammar School*

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded (E D Sgt) 


In Memoriam


WOOD.–In loving memory of our old chum, Sgt.    

E. C. Wood, who fell at Pozieres, between July 27

and August 4. (Mr. and Mrs. A. Faulkner.)


WOODS.–A tribute to the memory of Sergt.

Ernest Woods (Woodsie), 22nd Batt., (6th Brigade,      

killed in action at Pozieres about 28th July, 1916.

A soldier, yes, and a hero too,  

He played a man's part through and through:

His actions speak, though his voice be still;

Forget him? No, I never will.

–(Inserted by his pal, Pte. O. B. Tynan*, 23rd Battalion.) 


*262 Pte Oliver Brendon Tynan of West Melbourne

Family Notices. (1917, July 28). The Argus
(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 13.

WOOD-In sad and loving memory of our dearly  

loved only son, Sgt E C Wood (Ern) 22 Batt, fell

in action Pozieres, between July 27, August 4, aged 22.

Egypt, Gallipoli, France

Star of our home, thy radiance ever beams

Through all our thoughts and in our nightly


Around our hearts, and in thy cherished place,

Memory still brings to us you dear, sweet face

Our hero

-(Inserted by his sorrowing parents G and B Wood,

"Belwood," Abbott street, Sandringham)


WOOD-In loving and affectionate memory of my

dearly loved fiance, Sgt E. C Wood, fell in action,

Pozieres, between July 27, August 4

Always my hero  

If I could have my dearest wish fulfilled,

Or chose from heaven whatever I willed,

Or take my choice of earth's treasures, too,  

My darling Ern, I would ask for you.

.-(Inserted by his sorrowing fiancee, D Edwards,  
Ormond street, Kensington )

Family Notices. (1917, August 4). The Argus
(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 11.


WOOD -In loving, memory of our dearly loved

only son, Sgt Ern Wood, who made the supreme

sacrifice, Pozieres, between July 27, August 4,


Far away from all who loved him,  

Soldiers gently laid him down to rest.

In a hero's grave he is sleeping,

One of God's bravest and best. Our hero.

(Inserted by his sorrowing parents, T and

B Wood, "Belwood", Abbott Street, Sandringham.)


WOOD- In ever loving memory of my darling

fiance, Sgt Ern Wood, who fell at Pozieres,

between July 27, August 4, 1916.

So shall it be at last in that bright morning,

When the soul waketh and life's shadows flee,

O, in that hour fairer than daylight dawning,

Shall rise the glorious thought, I am with Thee.

Loved and remembered

-(Inserted by his loving fiancee, Dot Edwards,

Ormond street Kensington.) 


Family Notices. (1918, August 3). The Argus

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 11.



WOOD.-in loving remembrance of our dearly loved  

son (Ern), Sgt. E. C. Wood, who fell in action at Pozieres

between July 27 and August 4, 1916.

Close as the fondest link could strain,

Twined with our very hearts he grew;

And by that fate which broke the chain,

Our hearts are almost broken, too.

-(Inserted by his sorrowing parents, G. and B. Wood,

"Belwood," Abbott street, Sandringham.)    


WOOD.-In loving memory of my dear cousin,

Sergeant E, C. Wood (Ern), of the 22nd Inf.

Battalion, A.I.F., who was killed at Pozieres,

between 28th July and 24th August, 1916.  

Some time we'll understand.    

-(Inserted by his loving cousin, M. K. Bonner.)  


WOOD.- In sad and loving remembrance of my

dear fiance, Sgt. Ern Woud, 22nd Battalion, who

fell at Pozieres on the 4th August, 1918.

So dearly loved, so sadly missed.      

There's a link death cannot sever -

Love and remembrance last forever.

-(Inserted by his loving fiancee, Dot Edwards,

1 Ormond street, Kensington.


WOOD.-In-loving remembrance of my pal, Sgt.  

Ernest Wood (Ernie), of the 22nd Battalion, who

fell in action at Pozieres, between July 28 and|

August 4, 1916.

Australian soldiers who fought in France.

They showed what they could do;

But Australian boys who died out there,  

They died for me and you.

(Inserted by O B Tynan, 23rd Battalion.)


Family Notices. (1919, August 4). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1.



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