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Herbert Woodhead

Date of birth: 1918
Date of death: 13.5.1945
Area: Knottingley
Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Family information: Husband of Kathleen nee Sunderland
Rank: Private
Service number: 946608

War Service

Herbert Woodhead served with the Pioneer Corps and died on 13th May 1945 age 26 in Western Europe. He is buried at Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
His name does not appear on the Knottingley War Memorial.
Pontefract & Castleford Express 8 June 1945 p3
Mrs Kathleen Woodhead, of 6 Jacksonville, Knottingley, has received word from the War Office that her husband Herbert Woodhead, who was a private in the Pioneer Corps, has died from gunshot wounds, the result of an accident in Western Europe on May 13th. He joined the Army in Oct., 1939, and went abroad last July. He was the third son of Mr & Mrs E Woodhead, of Beal Houses.”

Family Life

Herbert Woodhead was born in the fourth quarter of 1918 and his birth was registered at Selby. He was the son of Eli Woodhead and Eva (nee Penistone) who had married in the third quarter of 1908 and their marriage was registered at Goole.
In the first quarter of 1942 Herbert Woodhead married Kathleen Sunderland and their marriage was registered at Pontefract.

a stone slab reads their name liveth forever more and rows of white gravestones are behind. in the distance are trees Becklingen War Cemetery

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