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Sudan (Lt. C. M. A. Wood, 1/North'd Fus.)
QSA (3) CC OFS Tr (Capt. & Adjt. C. M. A. Wood, North'd Fus.)
BWM and VM (MID) (Lt. Col. C. M. A. Wood)
France, Legion of Honour, Chevalier's breast badge, silver, silver-gilt and enamel
Turkey, Order of Medjidie, Officer's breast badge, silver, gold and enamel, the adapted reverse privately inscribed, 'Lt. C. M. A. Wood, 1/North'd Fus.'
Khedive's Sudan (1) Khartoum (Lt. C. M. A. Wood, 1/North'd Fus.), engraved naming,
CMG LG 12 December 1919.
DSO LG 4 June 1917.
Charles Michell Aloysius Wood was born on 2 April 1873, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel (afterwards Field Marshal Sir Evelyn) Wood, V.C., then serving in the 90th Regiment. Educated at Beaumont College and the RMC Sandhurst, young Charles was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Northumberland Fusiliers in November 1892.
Advanced to Lieutenant during a period of secondment to the Egyptian Army in October 1894-November 1895, he was appointed A.D.C. to Sir Alfred Milner, the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope, in April 1897.
Returning to regimental duty in the following year, Wood witnessed active service in The Sudan and was present at the battle of Khartoum (Queen's Medal; Khedive's Medal & clasp). He was mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 30 September 1898, refers) and appointed to the Fourth Class of the Turkish Order of the Medjidie.
Having then been advanced to Captain and appointed Adjutant, he saw further action in South Africa, where he participated in operations in Orange Free State, Transvaal and Cape Colony (Queen's Medal & 3 clasps). He was again mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 19 September 1901, refers).
Between October 1901 and December 1904, Wood served as A.D.C. to the Commander, 1 Indian Army Corps, in Southern Command, and he was advanced to Major in October 1910, on taking up duties as a G.S.O. at the War Office.
By the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he was serving as a Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, and he remained similarly employed until being appointed Assistant Adjutant-General to Australian H.Q., Salisbury Plain, in the summer of 1916. The appointment was short-lived, for a month or so later he was embarked for France as Assistant Adjutant-General to the British Armies in the Field and he remained likewise employed until early 1918. He was awarded the CMG, DSO and mentioned in despatches (London Gazette 15 May 1917, refers).
Wood, who was promoted to Colonel in April 1919, was placed on the Retired List in March 1929. He died at his home in Bude, Cornwall, in April 1936.