Wednesday 13 March 2013

Private George William Wright

Born on 19 July 1880 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England - husband of Ann Stewart Wright, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as brass moulder; married (with two children, aged four and two); no current or previous military service; Salvation Army; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 April 1915 (number 410439) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 28 September 1917.

(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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