Saturday 16 March 2013

Private William John Wright

Born on 2 February 1884 in Pakenham, Lanark County, Ontario - husband of Maria Eliza Wright, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; married; no current or previous military service;  Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410255) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 13 August 1915 - killed in action on 29 July 1916 - buried in Woods Cemetery (grave II.B.3), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

No comments: