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Letcher Napier James WRIGHT

Regimental number2450
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
Other NamesSetcher Napier
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, David Wright, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2450A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At GUEUDECOURT on the night 24th/25th February, 1917, Private Wright is recommended for gallantry in the field and special good work as scout. This man entered and reconnoitred the enemy's trench and covered the flank so as to guard against surprise. He showed great coolness and daring and set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'For consistent good work and devotion to duty during the operations on East of BULLECOURT on April 10th and 11th 1917. On the night of the 10th he was one of a patrol that went through the wire and reconnoitred the enemy trench; he returned with valuable information. he assisted to guide the attackers in the advance on the 11th April and showed great coolness and courage. His work is specially worthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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