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Memorable Manitobans: W. B. Wood (1878-?)

Financial and insurance broker.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland, 21 July 1878. Son of Thomas A. D. Wood and Elizabeth Bourhill. Married Frances Evelyn Martin, 2 August 1906. Has two sons. Was educated at George Heriots Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland. Came to Winnipeg, 1906; entered the firm of F. H. Hesson & Company; in 1911 entered the firm of Royal Burritt & Company; formed present partnership in 1919. Great War, 1914-19; command of school of instruction, Military Division No. 10, 1914-15; District Staff Adjutant, Military District No. 10, 1915-16; went overseas with 217th Battalion (major 2nd in Command); returned to Canada, November 1917; 2nd in Command 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment. Colonel Wood is a past president of George Heriot Club (Winnipeg). Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Winnipeg Grenadiers. President, Winnipeg Garrison Amateur Athletic Association. Member, Assiniboine Lodge No. 114, AF & AM. Member Fort Garry Lodge, No. 130 AF & AM. Member of The Lions Club. (Winnipeg). Member of the Advisory Board of St. Luke’s Church, Winnipeg. Served as trooper in South African War, 1899-1902. Anglican. Address, 110 Scott Street, Winnipeg.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 30 December 2008

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