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Henry Royce WRIGHT

Regimental number3190
Date of birth5 July 1895
Place of birthMacquarie Plains, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWaratah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Wright, 58 Rupert Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a counter attack on the enemy position, this N.C.O. of his own initiative, went over to the sector of a battalion on the flank, and rallied and reorganized a large party of some 100 men, who had lost all their officers and most of their N.C.O.'s. By his total disregard for danger and fine example he restored the steadfastness of the men, and the flank, which was weakly held, and actually "in the air" was able to hold out until reinforced. The gallantry and fine qualities of leadership displayed by Sergeant Wright restored a situation that was full of dangerous possibilities.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 52nd Bn, 3 March 1916. Promoted Sergeant, 9 March 1917. Taken on strength, 51st Bn, 16 May 1918. Wounded, 10 June 1918.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death14 July 1964

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