Arthur O'Hara Wood
|Full name||Arthur Holroyd O'Hara Wood|
|Born||10 January 1890|
|Died||6 October 1918 (aged 28)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1914)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1914)|
O'Hara Wood won the men's singles tennis championship of NSW in 1913 and of Victoria in 1914. In 1914 he reached the final of the Australasian Championships, played in Melbourne, where he faced his compatriot Gerald Patterson. O'Hara Wood used a variety of pace and spins to beat Patterson in four sets. Arthur's 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 was appointed to an important post at flying school in England.
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. He is buried at the Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery in Bray-sur-Somme.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (1 title)Edit
|Winner||1914||Australasian Championships||Grass||Gerald Patterson||6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 6–1|
Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1914||Australasian Championships||Grass||Rodney Heath|| Ashley Campbell
|5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6|
- Arthur Holroyd O'Hara Wood in Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
- James Grant, Perspectives of a Century (Melbourne: Trinity College, 1972), pp. 147-49.
- "Roll of Honour 1914 –1918" (PDF). Melbourne Cricket Club. pp. 17, 18. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 357. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- "Arthur O'Hara Wood". Grand Slam Tennis Archive.
- "O'Hara Wood, Arthur Holroyd". The War Graves Photographic Project. Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2012.