Wood, Edgar

Regimental Number: 105745
Rank: Private
Branch: 52nd Battalion

Edgar was born in Hanwell, England on March 8, 1887. His father died when he was quite young, so Edgar was sent to live in a Barnardo Home. At the age of 5, he was sent to a foster home in Canada. Edgar first came to the Peace Country just before World War I, as his brother Charles and his family were already living here. Edgar enlisted in the Canadian Army in January of 1916. On October 13, 1916, he suffered from a contusion to his knee. He returned to the South Peace after the war and in 1921 filed on the eastern half of 13-70-8-W6. On August 1, 1929, Edgar married Jean Rainey Whyte. They had three daughters. In the 1950s, Edgar and Jean retired to Grande Prairie. Edgar died on November 22, 1968.

Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 282-283, 411