Harold James Wood MC


Apr 5, 1892

Born at Port Hope Ontario


Nov 27, 1914

Attested into the 4th Battalion, CMR 

Ø      Number 109690

Ø      Assigned to “A” Squadron

Ø      Next of kin given as FH Wood (brother) of Hampton Apartments, Winchester St, Toronto

Ø      Occupation given as “Bank Accountant”

Ø      previous service given as Governor General Body Guards

Ø      stated to be single

Ø      religion given as “Church of England”


Jul 17, 1915

Embarked the SS Hesperian at Quebec City for England



Jul 29, 1915

Disembarked at Plymouth, England


Oct 24, 1915

Disembarked at France


Jan 15, 1916

Appointed Acting Corporal without pay


Jan 24, 1916

Next of kin changed to Mr A. Cyril Wood, c/o Arthur Meen, 49 Dearborn Ave. Toronto Ontario


Feb 4, 1916

Admitted to No 3 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with influenza


Feb 9, 1916

Discharged to duty and returned to unit


Feb 29, 1916

Promoted to Corporal


May 20, 1916

To be Temp Lieutenant as per London Gazette #29633



May 30, 1916

Proceeded to HQ Canadian Infantry Depot on being granted a Commission in the 39th Battalion


Aug 2, 1916

Proceeded to 21st Battalion


Aug 3, 1916

TOS 21st Battalion and carried as “Supernumerary”


Sep 15, 1916

Buried by exploding shell at Courcelette, received bruised ribs as a result 

Admitted to XI CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with abrasion to face and contusion to chest


Sep 16, 1916

Transferred to No 18 “AT”


Sep 17, 1916

Admitted to No 7 Stationary Hospital at Boulogne with abrasions to face and chest wounds. 

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Denis and admitted to the No 1 General Hospital



Sep 18, 1916

Admitted to ward 36, bed number 30, London General Hospital, RAMC Camberwell, SW, with bruised ribs 

Posted to General List


Oct 10, 1916

Medical Board at 86 Strand Street, London declared him unfit for any service for 1 month, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital


Oct 11, 1916

Transferred to Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital, Putney Heath


Nov 10, 1916

Medical Board at 86 Strand, London declared him recovered and fit for General Service


Nov 11, 1916

Attached to 1st Canadian Casualty Training Battalion at Shoreham


Nov 13, 1916

Discharged from Convalescent Hospital


Dec 11, 1916

Embarked the SS Caesarea at Southampton to join the 21st Battalion


Dec 13, 1916

TOS CBD (Canadian Base Depot)


Dec 15, 1916

Departed for 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Dec 17, 1916

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field (noted as being on strength of 21st Battalion)


Apr 15, 1917

Left 2nd Entrenching Battalion to join 21st Battalion


Apr 16, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion in the field


Aug 15, 1917

Wounded in chest and left shoulder at Hill 70


Aug 18, 1917

Admitted to No 20 General Hospital, Camiers


Aug 22, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth and detached to the EORD, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital at Manchester.



Aug 23, 1917



Oct 8, 1917

Medical Board at 13 Berners Street, London declared him unfit for any service for 1 month due to “Bomb Wounds” 

Granted 1 month leave and discharged from hospital.  Address while on leave to be c/o Mr A Hughes, (Chants & Hant) 61 Gracechurch Street, E.C.


 Oct 14, 1917

Admitted to Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital


Oct 18, 1917

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30340


Nov 9, 1917

Medical Board at 13 Berners Street, London 

Ø      Has spent past month at Perkins Bull Convalescent Hospital receiving massage treatment

Ø      Declares him unfit for General Service for 2 months

Ø      Declares him fit for Home service.


Nov 23, 1917

On Command of OMFC (Overseas Military Force of Canada)


Dec 22, 1917

Off Command of OMFC


Jan 23, 1918

Medical Board at Seaford 

Ø      Declares him unfit for General Service for 2 additional months

Ø      Declared to be fit for Home Service during that time


Mar 9, 1918

Attended No 1 School of Instruction for Infantry Officers at Brocton Camp, Stafford until May 4, 1918 

Ø      recorded as “A capable Officer possessing confidence and energy”

Ø      “Has a fair military knowledge which he has worked hard to improve.  Has shown himself keen to learn.”

Ø      He is noted as being fit to command a Company


May 6, 1918

Attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Aug 28, 1918

To be Acting Captain while Commanding a Company


Jun 23, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic at Liverpool for Canada



Jul 1, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jul 3, 1919

SOS the CEF on being Demobilized


Jul 6, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent c/o Canadian Flax & Seed Co., Oshawa Ontario


Jun 12, 1940

Record of Service was prepared 



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