WINTHROP S. WOOD, RETIRED GENERAL
Assistant to Quartermaster General in 1929 is Dead in Washington at 72
Fought at San Juan Hill
Saw Service in Philippines and China – At Marseilles Base During World War
WASHINGTON, April 12, 1937 – Brigadier General Winthrop S. Wood, retired, former assistant to the Quartermaster General, died at Walter Reed Hospital here last night, the War Department announced today. He was in his seventy-third year. His widow, Pauline C. Wood, survives.
General Wood participated with the Ninth United States Cavalry in the Santiago de Cuba campaign and was seriously wounded in the battle of San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898. Soon after the close of the Spanish-American War he was ordered to the Far East for quartermaster duties during the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine Insurrection.
Returning to the United States in 1903, he served on quartermaster duties in turn at New York, in the office of the Quartermaster General at Washington and at Seattle until 1910, when he was again ordered to the Philippine Islands for a two year tour of duty. He then served as depot quartermaster at Boston and Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he was stationed when the United States entered the World War.
He commanded the Jeffersonville Depot until earlyin1918, when he was ordered to Washington for duty in the Quartermaster General’s Office. That Summer he was ordered to France as Chief Quartermaster of the American Expeditionary Force base at Marseilles. Returning to Washington in 1919he resumed his duties in the office of the Quartermaster General until June 1923 when he was detailed as instructor of the Pennsyvlania National Guard with headquarters at Harrisburg.
From June 1924 to January 1926, he was in command of the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot and was Commandant of the Quartermaster School. Then he commanded the Philadelphia Depot, which assignment he held until his appointment as assistant to the Quartermaster General at Washington, with the rank of Brigadier General on February 2, 1929. He was retired the same year on August 20.
A silver-star citation was awarded to General Wood for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago and for wounds received in battle he received the Purple Heart decoration. He was also a holder of the Distinguished Service Medal.
Funeral services will be held at the Fort Myer Chapel tomorrow afternoon. The following retired Army officers will serve as honorary pallbearers: Major General Walter A. Bethel, Edward F. McGlachlin, Jr., and Charles D. Rhodes and Colonels Morris K. Barroll, Edwin V. Bookmiller, and John R. M. Taylor.
WOOD, WINTHROP S
BRIG GEN US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 04/11/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION W. SITE 384
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WOOD, PAULINE C W/O WOOD WINTHROP S
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/31/1866
DATE OF DEATH: 08/28/1953
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 384
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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