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Charles Carroll Wood

In memory of:

Lieutenant Charles Carroll Wood

November 11, 1899


Belmont, South Africa

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Loyal North Lancashire

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 44 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WEST END CEMETERY (KIMBERLEY)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Enter Kimberly, past the "Big Hole" and follow the Anglo Boer War tourist signs (with crosses marked on them). These brown signs will show the route to the West End Cemetery. The Garden of Remembrance is at the far end and other Canadian graves are in the centre.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Carroll Wood– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial
  • Photo of Charles Carroll Wood– "Records at hand show that RMC cadet # 352 Charles Carroll Wood , youngest son of John Taylor Wood (a grandson of US President Zackary Taylor and a former Confederate naval officer) attended RMC from 1892 to 1895 and, on graduation, took a British army commission. Whilst serving in South Africa as a Lieutenant in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment , he died of wounds at Belmont, 10 November 1899. See attached photograph. Other records, not immediately at hand, will give additional details.) Charles Wood's eldest brother also attended RMC. Cadet # 67 Zachary Taylor Wood graduated in 1882 and rose to be the Assistant Commissioner of the RCMP. The son of #67 also attended RMC. Cadet # 825 Stuart Taylor Wood graduated in 1912 and like his father joined the RCMP. S.T. Wood rose to become Commissioner. The son of # 825 also attended RMC. Cadet # 2500 Donald Zachary Taylor Wood graduate in 1939. He was a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF and was killed 14 Oct 1944 when his aircraft crashed on take-off. These three ex-cadets were the first multi-generation family  "father/ son/ grandson" to attend the College." Ross McKenzie, RMC Museum October 2009
  • Photo of Charles Carroll Wood– Charles in his Royal Military College uniform. He graduated from RMC in 1896. He was the first Canadian Officer to fall in battle during the Boer War. He is commemorated on the RMC Memorial Arch.
  • Photo of CHARLES CARROLL WOOD– Photo dated 1892 of a young Charles at 16.
  • Plaque– Lt. Charles Carroll Wood was an alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada 1896 #352. He served with the Loyal North Lancashire. He died on Nov 11, 1899 in Belmont, South Africa. His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Grave marker– Lt. Charles Carroll Wood Aged 23. Son of J. Taylor Wood (a Captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War) and great grandson of Zachary Taylor, President of the United States of America. Born March 1876. He was an alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada 1896 #352. He served with the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He died of wounds on Nov 11, 1899 in Belmont, South Africa. He was buried in the Kimberley (West End) Cemetery. His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada. Photograph and details by volunteer/s: Colyn Brookes http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2719325
  • Memorial Doll– Lt. Charles Carroll Wood was the son of J. Taylor Wood (a Captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War) and great grandson of Zachary Taylor, President of the United States of America. He was born March 1876. He was cadet 352 in the class of 1896 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served with the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He died of wounds on Nov 11, 1899 in Belmont, South Africa. He was buried in the Kimberley (West End) Cemetery. As an ex-cadet, he is named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Plaque– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

352 Lt. Charles Carroll Wood (RMC 1896) was the son of J. Taylor Wood (a Captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War) and great grandson of Zachary Taylor, President of the United States of America. He was born March 1876. He served with the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He died of wounds on Nov 11, 1899 in Belmont, South Africa. He was buried in the Kimberley (West End) Cemetery.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

352 Lt. Charles Carroll Wood (RMC 1896) was the son of J. Taylor Wood (a Captain in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War) and great grandson of Zachary Taylor, President of the United States of America. He was born March 1876. He served with the 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He died of wounds on Nov 11, 1899 in Belmont, South Africa. He was buried in the Kimberley (West End) Cemetery.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston

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