Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
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St. Mary's Church, Masham
St. Mary's Church, Masham
Photo : © Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

There are 11 War Graves in the churchyard of St. Mary's, Masham. One of these graves is that of Private Herbert William Mood of the Yorkshire Regiment.

5274 Private Herbert William Mood

Yorkshire Regt., transferred to the Labour Corps

Died 28 November 1918

Aged 32

Step-son of Mrs. Minna Mood, of Market Place, Masham.

(a photo of his grave is shown on the right, kindly provided by Roger Newsome, of Bedale (<Newsorog@aol.com>) )

There is no "H W Mood" listed in Soldiers Died in the Great War. However, Raymond Mood, who was born and lived in Masham IS listed. He was in the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, and was killed on 31 August 1918. Raymond Mood was "Son of Thomas and Mirlna (sic) Mood, of The Square, Masham, Yorks."

Martin Briscoe, of Fort William (<mbriscoe@zetnet.co.uk>) has written supplying information on the Mood family. Martin is related to Thomas Mood's first wife.

Thomas Mood had 5 sons and 5 daughters, two of the sons by his first wife, Margaret, and three by his second wife Minna. Of these sons, not only Herbert William and Raymond were killed in the First World War, but also Percival Mood.

Percival Mood, son of William and Minna, was a Lance Corporal in the Royal Berkshire Regiment and was killed on 11 November 1917, aged 23.

End-1918 would have been a very sad time in the Mood household.
H W Mood's grave

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