William McIntosh Hood

First Name: 
William
Middle Name: 
McIntosh
Last Name: 
Hood
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, December 13, 1887
Mother's Name: 
Marion (nee Bryce)
Father's Name: 
James Hood
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, March 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, May 18, 1960
Cause of Death: 
Age
Details: 

Private William Hood (Service no. 6019) was born in Adelaide but had come to Wollongong and was working as a labourer. He was a single 27 year old at that time.

William embarked on HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22nd August, 1916, but was disembarked at Durban due to having contracted the mumps. He reembarked on SS Port Sydney on 29th September, 1916 and saw service on the Western Front with the 4th Battalion. On 27th February, 1917 he was wounded in action for the first time, receiving a wound to his neck. He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment and returned to France in April.

Then promoted to Lance Corporal on 14th December, 1917 he was wounded twice more in 1918, being gassed both times. One was minor and one required treatment in hospital.

In 1919 William was promoted to Corporal and he married Elsie Robinson in England on 9th August, 1919. In December they returned to Australia and he was discharged on 13th April, 1920. They took up residence in Victoria and raised their family.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOOD W MCI 6019

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