Friday 15 March 2013

Private Leonard William Wright

Born on 4 September 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts - husband of Catherine Wright, Marble Head, Massachusetts - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as chauffeur; married (with one child two years old); currently a member of E Company, 42nd Regiment; no previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark coloured complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 2 January 1915 (number 410668) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 or 31 October 1916 - invalided to England on 4 November 1916 - later served with the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF.

(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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your research! This is my cousin (6 times removed?)