"He was entirely my hero" - loving son says goodbye to WW2 veteran dad



Henry Wood died on December 30 after a short illness. His son Tony Wood, 56, of Newby Terrace, Barrow, has paid tribute to his father, speaking of his remarkable life at sea which saw him face German U-boats, almost lose his life in a torpedo attack, and sweep the Atlantic for enemy mines.
Mr Wood said: "We spent many happy years together. He was married for 40 years to my mum. And he was one of those guys that never gave in. He had his knockbacks but he never gave in."
In 1939 when he was aged only 17, Henry Wood joined the Royal Navy. During the war he worked as a gunner inside... read more

 
7 January 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 36
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