Peter David Wood

571965, Leading Aircraftsman, 30 Maintenance Unit. Royal Air Force.

Killed 12/04/41 aged 19.

Peter was the son of William & Martha Wood. He joined the RAF and was training to be a Fitter at the Bristol Aero Works. On the last day of his fitting training at the works he was on Fire watch when a very heavy air raid took place on the plant.

Following the raid it was discovered that someone was trapped in the wreckage of a building and Peter went to their aid. As he made a rescue bid the building collapsed on him killing him instantly. His brother, William, was serving with the Australian Artillery and died whilst a Japanese prisoner of war in Burma.

Peter is buried in Benington churchyard.

Headstone Inscription: "Also In Memory Of W.J.B. Wood, Gunner A.I.F. Died In Burma 5th Oct. 1943 Both Were Valiant"

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