Wednesday 13 March 2013

Private Harold Edgerton Wright

Born on 24 August 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Elisa Wright, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as electrician; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 January 1916 (number 639280) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 April or 2 May 1918 - invalided to England on 4 May 1918 - later served with reserve units.

(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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