Charles Carroll Wood (1876 - 1899)

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Death: Died
Cause of death: 1st Canadian officer killed in the Boer War
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Charles Carroll Wood

Lieutenant Charles Carroll Wood was a Canadian soldier.

Lieutenant Charles Carroll Wood was the youngest of eleven children of John Taylor Wood, a Captain in the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War. He was the great grandson of Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States. His oldest brother, Zachary Taylor Wood CMG (1860-1915) was acting Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) and Commissioner of the Yukon Territory of Canada. His nephew Stuart Taylor Wood later served as Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

After graduating from high school, he went to Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. His student # was 352. He graduated from RMC in 1896.

He then joined the army. He served with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He died on 11 Nov 1899 of wounds suffered in action during the South Africa Anglo Boer War. He was the first Canadian Officer to fall in battle during the Boer War. He is commemorated on the Royal Military College Memorial Arch.

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