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John William WRIGHT

Regimental number1614
Date of birth4 January 1893
Place of birthQuirindi, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFactory manager
AddressGlenwood, Eastern Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Wright, Glenwood, Eastern Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 29 September 1917

Lieutenant (Flying Officer-Pilot)


Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 29 December 1917

Captain 


Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 24 September 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date11 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1615 Pte George Plant WRIGHT, Australian Flying Corps
Other details

Embarked from Australia, 2 October 1915; taken on strength, 12th Light Horse, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916.

Transferred to 68th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 15 December 1916; appointed 2nd Air Mechanic, 19 December 1916. Appointed 1st Air Mechanic, 1 May 1917; 2nd Lieutenant, 29 September 1917; Lieutenant (Flying Officer-Pilot), 29 December 1917. Transferred to No. 4 Squadron, AFC, in the field, France, 28 February 1918. Appointed Captain (A), 24 September 1918; Captain and Flight Commander, 24 September 1918.

Served in World War II as Major (RAA, Militia), 15 August 1939; Major, Divisional Artillery, AIF, 1 July 1940. Appointed Lieutenant Colonel and placed in command of a Field Artillery Regiment, AIF, 11 November 1941.

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