The son of Palmer Gaylord Wood, he was born in California in 1876. He served with the 12th United States Infantry.
He died at San Juan DeGuvel, Philippines, on November 16, 1900 during the Philippine Insurrection.
He is buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Palmer Gaylord Wood, Jr. of California
Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company G Infantry, 30 August 1897 to 11 September 1899
Second Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry, 1 September 1899
Died 16 November 1900
LIEUTENANT WOOD DIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
WASHINGTON, November 17,1900 – General MacArthur has notified the War Department that Second Lieutenant Palmer Gaylord Wood, Jr., Twelfth Infantry, died of malarial fever at San Juan de Guimla, Luzon, yesterday morning. Lieutenant Wood was the son of Major Palmer G. Wood, Forty-firstVolunteerInfantry (Captain, Twenfth Infantry) and his mother, who resides at Governors Island,New York. He entered the Army as a Private in the Third Infantry in August 1897and served in the ranks in the Philippines as Corporal and Sergeant until September11, 1899 when he was appointed Second Lieutenant.
WOOD, PALMER G JR
- 2 LT 12 US INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/16/1900
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION WS 73
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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