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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Herschel Taylor Wood

In memory of:

Constable Herschel Taylor Wood

July 16, 1950
Glacier Park, Montana

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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'F & K Divisions

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October 9, 1946

Cst. Wood’s family had a rich history. He was the third generation of the Wood family to serve in the Force. His grandfather, Zachary Taylor Wood, served in the NWMP and the RNWMP and rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner. His father, Stuart Taylor Wood, was the serving Commissioner of the RCMP when Cst. Herschel Wood died. Prior to joining the Force, Cst. Wood served with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve. While posted in Ontario, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts while serving as a member. Cst. Wood was posted at Cardston, Alberta when he died. Cst. Wood is buried at Depot.

Commemorated on Page 107 of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Honour Roll Book.

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  • Inscription on Grave marker– Photo courtesy of
  • Photo of HERSCHEL TAYLOR WOOD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral– Two photo’s of funeral of Herschel Taylor Wood.  Photo’s belonged to my father in law, who was with the Canadian Provost Corps at that time.  He is in both of the photo’s, dressed in “full dress” of the Canadian Provost Corps.  His name was Staff Sgt George Edwin Grant
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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