Sir Elliott Wood

Born on 5 May 1844, his father was Miles Astman Wood of Ledbury. He entered the army (Royal Engineers) in 1864. He served in the Egyptian War (1882), including Tel-el-Kebir (despatches, brevet of Major, medal with clasps, 4th class Medjidie, Khedive’s star), took part in the Sudan expedition of 1884 (despatches twice, brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel, two clasps) and in the Sudan Campaign of 1885 (despatches, C.B., two clasps). From 1889 to 1894 he was A.G.G. Headquarters, and from 1894 to 1899 he was in command of the Royal Engineers at Malta. He served in South Africa as Engineer-in-Chief from 1899 to 1902, with local rank of Major-General (despatches thrice, promoted Major-General, Queen’s medal five clasps, King’s medal two clasps, created K.C.B. in 1900). From 1902 to 1905 he commanded the Royal Engineers, 1st Army Corps, and in 1906 he retired from the army. In 1924 he published Life and Adventure in Peace and War.

In 1906 he married Annie Beatrice, the daughter of Colonel Robert Bourne and widow of Horace R. Dugmore. He lived at Holmer Park, Hereford, and he died on 7 September 1931.

[Source: Who Was Who, 1929-1940.]





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