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Memorable Manitobans: Palmer Hubert Beresford Wood (1892-1960)


Born at Birtle, Manitoba on 23 October 1892, he attended dental college at the University of Chicago and received a dental degree from the University of Toronto. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1916 and served with the Royal Flying Corps. On his return from military service, he opened a dental practice at Dryden, Ontario and moved to Winnipeg in 1938. He was a member and Past President of the Manitoba Dental Association, and the Wartime Pilots and Observers Association. He was also a member of the IOOF and St. Aidan’s Anglican Church. He died at Manistique, Michigan on 1 June 1960. At the time of his death, he lived at 188 Queenston Street, Winnipeg.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Dr. P. H. B. Wood, Winnipeg dentist”, Winnipeg Tribune, 3 June 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 30]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2011

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