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Wood, Archibald Charles

Date of birth:
February 20th, 1905 (Maryhill/Glasgow, Scotland)
Date of death:
February 9th, 1946 (Provan/Glasgow, Scotland)
Service number:
361747
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Rank:
Corporal
Unit:
No. 60 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
January 22nd, 1937
"In recognition of his conspicuous gallantry when the Royal Air Force aircraft in which he was a passenger was wrecked near Nidhauli, India, on the 8th February, 1936. Corporal Wood, who was uninjured but dazed as a result of the crash, re-entered the blazing wreckage in an endeavour to save the pilot. In doing so he received very severe burns as a result of which his left hand had to be amputated."
Albert Medal in Bronze

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