CPT Leonard R. Wood Jr.

CPT Leonard R. Wood Jr.

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 27 Aug 1931 (aged 38)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot In proximity of his parents at Section 21, Grave 10
Memorial ID 19694962 · View Source
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Leonard was the son of Major General Leonard R. Wood, Sr. and Louise Adriana Wood. He died of pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

When World War I started in Europe in 1914, Leonard was a student at Cornell University. When the call for American participation grew urgent in 1916, he went to England and volunteered in the British Army. When the United States entered the war the next year, Leonard got a transfer to the American Army and served as a Lieutenant with the Eighty-first Division. After the armistice he served in the military secret service of Army Occupation at Coblenz for a while, but army life in peacetime did not prove to his liking.

Another entry on arlington.net states Leonard served in Europe as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1919.

At Cornell, he became a brother of the New York Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity, and was a member of the Class of 1918. (Note: the 1917 Cornell University Yearbook listed him as a Senior)

Source: Arlington.net
Source: Cornell University Yearbook
Source: Sigma Phi Epsilon


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  • Maintained by: SigEp Patriots Project
  • Originally Created by: DB Johnson
  • Added: 3 Jun 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19694962
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Leonard R. Wood Jr. (22 Oct 1892–27 Aug 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 19694962, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SigEp Patriots Project (contributor 47716273) .