Monday 11 March 2013

Private Andrew Wright

Born on 15 July 1889 in Londonderry, Ireland - son of Mary Wright, Londonderry, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined No. 2 Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 January 1917 (number 513795) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 28 November 1917 - wounded on 13 or 14 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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