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William Henry WRIGHT

Regimental number5914
Place of birthLewis Ponds, near Orange, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBridge carpenter
Address16 Sampson Street, Orange, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Wright, 16 Sampson Street, Orange, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 November 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death46
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, (Plot XXII, Row G, Grave 4), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James and Jane Wright
Other details

Was an excellent sportsman, playing football for New South Wales. He also played cricket and was an excellent rifle shot War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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