Wilfrid René Wood (1888-1976) was an engraver and watercolourist. He typically painted landscapes of towns such as Stamford where he settled, in nearby Barnack, in 1937. During WW1, he enlisted in the Artists' Rifles and was commissioned in the Machine Gun Corps, serving in France and Flanders and Italy.
This further selection of artefacts from the collection includes photographs, sheet music, drawings, greeting cards, and other personal artefacts and mementoes which powerfully illustrate the pride and despair, the love and sorrow, and even humour shared by the fighting men at the Front and their loved ones at home.
Photographs show the soldiers’ view of the scenes of war torn landscapes, the desolation and horror of the battlefield under fire, and the banality, boredom and even humour of life between the fighting.