Arthur O'Hara Wood

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Arthur O'Hara Wood
Full name Arthur Holroyd O'Hara Wood
Country  Australia
Born 1890
Melbourne, Australia
Died 6 October 1918
Saint-Quentin, France
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1914)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1914)

Arthur Holroyd O'Hara Wood (1890 in Melbourne, Australia – 6 October 1918 in Saint-Quentin, France) was an Australian male tennis player.

O'Hara Wood was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and attended Trinity College, Melbourne University in 1908.[1]

O'Hara won the men's singles tennis championship of NSW in 1913 and of Victoria in 1914.[2] In 1914 he won the Australasian Championships, played in Melbourne, defeating compatriot Gerald Patterson in the final in four sets.[3] His brother Pat O'Hara Wood was also a tennis player and won the Australasian Championships in 1920 and 1923.

In 1915, after the outbreak of the First World War, O'Hara Wood joined the Royal Flying Corps. He saw service in France and did instructional work in England in 1916. He was temporarily transferred to the Australian Flying Corps in France, then on 17 July 1918, when he celebrated his third anniversary at the war, he has been appointed to an important post at flying school in England.[4] In 1918 Major O'Hara Wood was in command of a squadron when during a patrol over Saint-Quentin on 4 October 1918, another aircraft flew into his. He died on 6 October 1918, at the 37th Casualty Clearing Station from multiple injuries.[2] He is buried at the Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery in Bray-sur-Somme.[5]

Grand Slams finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent Score
1914 Australian Championships Australia Gerald Patterson 6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Grant, Perspectives of a Century (Melbourne: Trinity College, 1972), pp. 147-49.
  2. ^ a b "Roll of Honour 1914 –1918" (PDF). Melbourne Cricket Club. pp. 17, 18. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 357. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  4. ^ http://www.db4tennis.com/players/male/arthur-o%27hara%20wood
  5. ^ "O'Hara Wood, Arthur Holroyd". The War Graves Photographic Project. Retrieved 7 August 2012.