Henry G. Wood



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Vintage post card depicting La Grande Roue, Paris on the front; verso has message dated Oct. 20, 1918 describing conditions at camp and being confined due to "flu." Signed "H" and addressed to his mother Mrs. F.T. Wood, Steuben, Maine, USA.

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correspondence, influenza epidemic 1918-1919, World War I, World War 1914-1918, Ferris wheels




Digitized from SpC MS 1791 sc.

Henry G. Wood was born in West Gouldsboro, Maine in 1896 (some documentation indicates 1897). He joined the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force in May 1917 and was sent to France. Little of his war record is known, although he was a member of the 2nd Forestry Company and was discharged in 1918 with the rank of sergeant. In October 1918 he wrote to his family and mentioned his company was confined to their camp due to the "flu," presumably the Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 (from documents in Ancestry Library, September 2021).

SpC MS 1791 sc, Vintage Postcard Depicting La Grande Roue, Paris

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