In Memory of


'B' Coy, 1st Bn., Gordon Highlanders
who died on
Friday, 26th February 1915. Age 32.

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Moses Wood



Virew medals of Moses Wood

Son of George and Elizabeth C. Wood, of 51, High St., Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.

Moses Wood, Post Office on Memorial.

Born Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, enlisted Aberdeen, killed in action, served France and Flanders.

Memorial Card states he was aged 33 years.

PRO; 1914/15 Star, War & Victory Medals.France 17/12/1914

KIA - Army Return

On the day of Moses death 1GH were in trenches near Vierstraat, a Sgt and Pte recorded killed by rifle fire.

CWGC records, previously buried at map ref: Sheet 28 / N18 B.8.8

1 GH Battalion War Diary entries
February 1915, Blue Balmoral bonnets issued replacing the Glengarry, but not to be worn in trenches until Khaki covers arrived; too conspicuous.
Relieved by the 2nd Suffolks, and alternating trenches and billets during month with casualties, with this battalion.

22-23/2 in billets at La Clytte
24/2 moved up to trenches near Vierstraat
26/2 Heavy mist in morning which cleared about mid-day. Hostile artillery again shelled K2 ( name of trench) but did no material damage. One Sgt and one Pte killed by rifle fire. Inter company reliefs took place at night without casualty.

Life of a Regiment entry
1 GH in trenches on Vierstraat-Wytschaete road and alternating in billets at La Clytte 2½ miles behind them.


Service notes
1st Gordon Highlanders

4/8/1914 at Plymouth: 8th Bde, 3rd Division
14/8/1914 landed Boulogne.
12/9/1914 to Line of Communications Troops after losing 80% at Le Cateau (the order to withdraw never reached them or others of 8th Bde. 500 Gordons were captured)
30/9/1914 remnants reinforced & returned to 8th Bde, 3rd Division
19/10/1915 to 76th Brigade, 3rd Division.
11/11/1918 La Longueville, France

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
XV. H. I.


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Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3 is located 4 kilometres south-west of Ieper town centre on the Ruusschaartstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). Turn right onto the Kemmelseweg and follow this road to the first crossroads, turn left here into Ruusschaartstraat. The Cemetery is located 1 kilometre after this junction on the left hand side of the road just before Voormezeele Dorp.

Historical Information:


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The "Enclosures (at one time four in number, but now reduced to three) are immediately North-West of the village. They were originally regimental groups of graves, begun very early in the War and gradually increased until the village and the cemeteries were captured by the enemy (after very heavy fighting) on the 29th April, 1918. Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, the largest of these burial grounds, was begun by the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in February, 1915. Their graves are in Plot III, the other Plots from I to IX are the work of other units, or pairs of units, and include a few graves of October, 1918. Plots X and XII are of a more general character. Plots XIII to XVI, were made after the Armistice by the concentration of isolated graves and smaller cemeteries, and at the same time the French graves (of April and September, 1918) were removed to a French cemetery. The concentrated graves cover the months from January, 1915 to October, 1918, and they include those of many men of the 15th Hants and other units who recaptured this ground early in September, 1918. There are now over 1,500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 600 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to twelve soldiers from the United Kingdom and three from Australia, known or believed to be buried among them. Five other special memorials record the names of soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in Pheasant Wood Cemetery, whose graves could not be found on concentration. The Enclosure covers an area of 5,745 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall