Serjeant William Francis Wood
Please merge Serjeant Francis William Wood #1886
With Serjeant William Francis Wood #1886
These are the same person, William Francis Wood. I think you will find that this duplication was due to the writing on his original Medal Index Card which is confusing to say the least, as his first Christian name can be read as Francis or William. However, his service number 1886 and the fact he served in the 23rd Regiment Royal Fusiliers show he is the same man, Serjeant William Francis Wood. His birth certificate, which I have contributed to Lifestory 5169752 also confirms his given name. I assume you will wish to merge these two life stories under 5169752. If you require any further information, please let me know.
Anne IWM Volunteer commented
Thanks for reporting. The reason there are 2 cards is because one of them is for his MM but the writing on the MIC is pretty poor as you say. Now merged with https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5169752 as the primary.