Lt. 352 Charles Carroll Wood (Canadian Army)

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Charles Carroll Wood

Birthplace: Canada
Death: Died in Belmont, Xhariep, Free State, South Africa
Cause of death: 1st Canadian officer killed in the Boer War
Immediate Family:

Son of John Taylor Wood, Capt., CSA and Lola Wood (MacKubin)
Brother of Anne Mackall Wood; LtCol Zachary Taylor Wood NWMP; Elizabeth Simms Wood; Lola MacKubin Wood; Robert Crooke Wood, IV and 5 others

Occupation: Lt. Canadian Army
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About Lt. 352 Charles Carroll Wood (Canadian Army)

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. See * * * Charles Carroll Wood is listed in R. Whitney Tucker's "The Descendants of the Presidents", Delmar Printing Company, Charlotte, N.C.,(1975), Chapter XII. Zachary Taylor, page 104, Fourth generation, Descendant XII-26 (Charles Carroll Wood, born 1876, Lieutenant in the British Army in the Boer War; Killed at Kimberly, 1899.)

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Lt. 352 Charles Carroll Wood (Canadian Army)'s Timeline

March 19, 1876
November 10, 1899
Age 23
Belmont, Xhariep, Free State, South Africa