David Gordon Wood

Mar 25, 1893

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to William and Euphemia (nee Fleming) Wood


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 60091 (temporary number 1082)

Ø  Next of kin given as William Wood, 144 First Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Printer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “E” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “C” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Mar 12, 1915

Sentenced to 5 days detention for an unspecified offence


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec

May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jun 26, 1915

Sentenced to 7 days detention for misconduct


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


May 14, 1916

While in the front-line T & R trenches on the Ypres Salient near Voormezeele, Belgium, the 21st Battalion came under an enemy artillery barrage and machine gun attack.  Private Wood received a bullet wound to his abdomen and was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to the No. 10 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment.

Private David Gordon Wood died of his wounds at the No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station at 4:10 pm and was buried in the nearby Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium


Following the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, William Wood, 144 First Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

There was no Memorial Cross issued


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