Sunday 3 March 2013

Private Edward Eli Wood

Born on 14 September 1892 in Yorkshire, England - step-son of Ruth Wood, Langwood, Huddersfield, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as bartender; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 24 March 1916 (number 670027) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 23 or 26 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 April 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)


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