Wood was working as a RAMC sergeant, and was particularly involved in facial reconstructive surgery and the creation of masks. The file includes a presscutting about this work, and biographical information at (20).
Wood was recommended to the Imperial War Museum by Edwin Lutyens, Hamo Thorneycroft and Thomas Brock. Although the IWM wished to send him to France, the War Office would only release him if his place was taken by Wilcoxson. Yockney was also in contact with Wood, from the Ministry of Information, in April 1918. There is then silence until 1919, when Wood was making busts of Foch, Wilson, Clemenceau and the Prime Minister, as well as T E Lawrence. There was much confusion about the possible acquisition of these works but in fact no works were acquired by the Museum until 1927 when the artists widow gifted IWM:ART 4421-4429, after an exhibition of Wood's work at the Royal Academy.