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Family of Dudley Pierre WOOD and Dorothy BONE

Husband: Dudley Pierre WOOD (1906-1968)
Wife: Dorothy BONE (1908-1999)
Children: Diana WOOD (1938-1992)
Marriage 17 May 1936 Kensington, London

Husband: Dudley Pierre WOOD


Dudley Pierre WOOD, 1938, age 32

Name: Dudley Pierre WOOD
Sex: Male
Father: Edgar Lancefield WOOD (1864-1946)
Mother: Florence Annie FOXWELL (1867-1941)
Birth 30 Sep 1906 Dover Kent
15 Worthington Street
Baptism 21 Oct 1906 (age 0) Hougham, Kent
Census 1911 (age 4) Dover Kent
15 Worthington Street
Census 1921 (age 14-15) Dover Kent
45 Salisbury Road
Living with his Father and brother. Ernest TAYLOR was lodging with them.
His Mother was living in Marylebone and working as a needlewoman for Mrs HUNT a Dressmaker at 181 Wardour Street.
Occupation btw 4 Feb 1922 and 3 Feb 1934 (age 15-27) Royal Air Force - Aero Engine Fitter; RAF Halton No 2 Sqn
20 Apr 1927 Embarked for Shanghai with No 2 Sqdn. 6 Sep 1927 Embarked for the UK.
Travel 26 Oct 1927 (age 21) Shanghai, China
Returned to London on SS NOVARA with other RAF personnel after a tour of duty in China returning to RAF Manston, Kent.
Occupation btw 23 Apr 1934 and 13 Jun 1935 (age 27-28) Male Nurse; Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrews Hospital.
Occupation btw 14 Jun 1935 and 13 Jun 1950 (age 28-43) Royal Air Force - Aero Engine Fitter; Hednesford, Cosford and Halton
Was posted from MAEE Felixstowe to Helensburgh 14 Oct 1939 and then to Hednesford on 10 Nov 1939
Residence 1938 (age 32) Felixstowe Suffolk
7a Cowley Road
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 32) Felixstowe, Suffolk
19 Penfold Road
Corporal Aero Engine Fitter. living with his wife Dorothy, two children (closed records) and his sister in law Lucy. One other closed record included.
Census 1939 (age 32-33) Felixstowe, Suffolk
19 Penfold Road
Living with Dorothy, children and sister in law Lucy
Occupation btw 1950 and 1968 (age 43-62) Human Resources Manager; NGTE Pyestock, AWRE Shoeburyness and AWRE Aldermaston
Death 27 Aug 1968 (age 61) Pamber Heath, Hampshire
Cause: Carcinoma of rectum
Address: 17 Heath Road

Wife: Dorothy BONE


Dorothy BONE, c. 1930, age 22

Name: Dorothy BONE
Sex: Female
Father: William George BONE (1874-1952)
Mother: Alice BRIDGEMAN (1876-1962)
Birth 3 Aug 1908 Basingstoke Hampshire
50 Coronation Road
Census 1911 (age 2-3) Basingstoke Hampshire
11 Railway Cottages, Lower Brook Street
Living with parents and siblings - Sidney, Thomas, Lily, Emily, Ethel nd Mary
Census 1921 (age 12-13) Basingstoke Hampshire
47 Lower Brook Street
Living with her parents and sisters Nellie, Mary, May and brothers William, Stanley and Frank. How they all lived in this small house where I was born I will never know.
Census 1939 (age 30-31) Felixstowe, Suffolk
19 Penfold Road
Her sister Lucy was also in residence before they moved to Hannington.
Residence btw 1940 and 1945 (age 31-37) Hannington, Hampshire
Hannington House
Also in residence during this time was her Father in Law, Mother in Law and brother in Law who were evacuated from Dover.
Death 25 Jun 1999 (age 90) Northampton, Northamptonshire
Cause: Stroke
Address: Northampton General Hospital
Probate to son Dudley. Value £8914.83 divided equally netween son and grandson Michael TRY

Child 2: Diana WOOD


Diana WOOD, 1960, age 22

Name: Diana WOOD
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Alan TRY ( - )
Birth 14 Mar 1938 Felixstowe, Suffolk
7a Cowley Road
Death Feb 1992 (age 53) Surrey N. Western - Vol17 p821

Note on Husband: Dudley Pierre WOOD

Dudley joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 16 on 4th February 1922, as an apprentice. He served his apprenticeship at the No 1 School of Technical Training at RAF Halton from 4 Feb 1922 to 17 Aug 1925.. Soon after joining he was admitted to Princess Mary Hospital Halton on the 25th February. He was discharged on the 22nd March before being readmitted on the 16th May for 3 days. There is no record of why he was admitted to hospital. He joined No 2 Sqdn in September 1925 after completion of his apprenticeship as an Aero Engine Fitter. No 2 Sqdn flying Bristol F2Bs, was posted to Shanghai to reinforce RAF China Command on the 30th May 1927 but following the easing of tension Royal Air Force China Command was disbanded and the squadron departed for the UK in August of the same year. Dudley's service record indicates that he embarked for China on the 20th April 1927 and arrived in Shanghai on the 31st May. He then embarked at Shanghai for the retuirn trip on the 6th September 1927 on the SS Novara with 16 other members of the squadron arriving back in the UK on the 26th October. He remained with the squadron until he was posted to H.A.D Henlow on the 13th March 1929. He completed his service on the 3rd February 1934. However he rejoined the service on 14th June 1935. During his time away he was employed as a Male Nurse at St Andrews Hospital, Northampton. St Andrews was and maybe still is a private psychiatric hospital and I believe his duties were mainly to escort patients on outings and also to play in the cricket team which was maintained at the Hospital. He played cricket and hockey throughout his career in the RAF representing his unit and the Service. I have always understood that had he not been "forced " to join the RAF he would have become a full time professional cricketer but was frustrated by family circumstances.

On his return to the service he was posted to MAEE (Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment) Felixstowe (14 June 1935) where he worked on the flying boat squadron.Whilst there Sir Frank Whittle was also posted there to test float planes. This was at the time that Whittle met up with Rolf Dudley-Williams and they worked on the development of the first jet engine.On 14th October 1939 he was posted to MAEE Helensburgh and then on 10th November 1939 he was posted to RAF Hednesford, Instrument Section. He then served the remainder of his service until his discharge on 13th June 1950 at either No2 S of TT at RAF Cosford or No1 S of TT at RAF Halton. On his retirement after some 28 years of service he received a pension of One Pound Twelve Shillings and Sevenpence Halfpenney per week. In civilian life he worked as a Labour Manager (human resources as we now know it) first at NGTE Pyestock Hampshire and then with AWRE at Foulness and Aldermaston until his medical retirement and death in 1968.

Note on Wife: Dorothy BONE

Following death of her husband Dudley she sold their house 17 Heath Road, Pamber Heath, for £5800 and bought a flat - Flat 12, Camberley Towers, Camberley near her daughter Diana for £4130. She sold this in1971 for £6250 and bought 3 Temple Towers, Basingstoke for £5250.