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 Edward Allen Wood

Edward Allen Wood

Birth
India
Death 20 May 1930 (aged 65)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 10636 · View Source
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British Army Brigadier General. Born in British India, he began his military career as a Private in the 17th British Royal Lancers. He later served as an officer in the Bechuanaland Border Police and commanded a Matabeleland Mounted Police unit in the South African War in 1906. During World War I, he commanded the 6th King's Shropshire Light Infantry and was promoted Brigadier General of the 55th Brigade in November 1917. On September 20, 1918, in an intense enemy barrage at Monument Farm, France, alone and unarmed, he captured more than twenty Germans. After the war, he served as a cavalry officer commanding a formation of Black and Tans. His awards included three Distinguished Service Orders and the French Croix de Guerre.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10636
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Allen Wood (6 May 1865–20 May 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10636, citing Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .