Tree No. 402 on the Soldiers Memorial Avenue was planted in memory of George Wood on 3 August 1918. He was a 26 year old married baker from New Town. When George Wood died, he left behind a wife and children to mourn their loss as well as his parents. Did they all come together to plant this tree in his memory?
A large crowd turned out for the tree planting. Among them would have been men that had served with George Wood as a large number of returned servicemen attended providing a guard of honour. Others had also helped with the preparation of the site.