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O'Hara Wood, Arthur Holroyd (1890–1918)

Arthur Holroyd O'Hara-Wood, 7 November 1915 photographer unknown

Arthur Holroyd O'Hara-Wood, 7 November 1915 photographer unknown

Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate,

Major Arthur Holroyd O'Hara Wood

Born in 1890. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School - Head of School (aeq) 1908, Tennis, XI, XVIII, Boxing Champion. Attended Trinity College, Melbourne University - Blue in Tennis, Cricket and Rifle. Worked at Alfred Hospital after graduating B.B., Ch. B.. Victorian tennis representative 1910-14. Singles Champion NSW 1913; Victoria 1914; Australasia 1914. Joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915. Service in France and instructional work in England in 1916. Temporarily transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in France. Instructional work in England in February 1918; returned to France in July in charge of squadron. While he was leading a patrol over St. Quentin on October 4, 1918, another aircraft flew into his. He died October 6, 1918, at the 37th Casuality Clearing Station from multiple injuries. Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig on November 8, 1918.

Original Publication

  • Melbourne Cricket Club Roll of Honour 1914-1918, 1998, p 17-18

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'O'Hara Wood, Arthur Holroyd (1890–1918)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/ohara-wood-arthur-holroyd-24295/text33042, accessed 18 October 2019.

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Arthur Holroyd O'Hara-Wood, 7 November 1915 photographer unknown

Arthur Holroyd O'Hara-Wood, 7 November 1915 photographer unknown

Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate,