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Lieutenant William Richard Wright

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1898-04-08
Place of birth: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Marion Wright, mother. c/o Parrs Bank, Regent Street, London, England
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Student
Occupation (normalized): Other Professional, Technical and Related Workers Not Elsewhere Classified
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1917-05-13
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

Lieutenant, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). .

Note: ee

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 66400
LAC ID: 324518
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B10613-S038
Uploader's Notes: Son of Henry P. Wright, M.D., and Marion Wright, of Ottawa.Bio from image at CVWM"Born in Ottawa, William Wright was one of Appleby's original students, having followed founding Headmaster John Guest from Upper Canada College. While at Appleby he played on the First Rugby (Football), Hockey and Cricket teams. Upon graduating from Appleby in 1916, he at once enlisted in the Fifth University Company, and on going overseas obtained a commission in the 35th Battalion. Having been transferred to the 18th Battalion only days earlier, he was killed by a high-explosive shell as he was looking for some men who were lost while on a working party in advance of the front-line trenches. His immediate superior, Capt. I. O. H. Rayward, said in a letter to Wright's mother, " your son died cleanly and bravely, doing that which he set his hand to in a manner which became his rank and station." From the Appleby College Archives. Source: CVWMContributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.comWar Diary Entry Relating to This Soldier's DeathNight of May 12/13, 1917During the night Brigade called for two parties to carry wire to the front line. Lieut’s G.E. Lucas and W.R. Wright being detailed to take charge of these parties. Lieut. G.E. Lucas completed his task with the loss of 4 O.R’s “Wounded”. Lieut. W.R. Wright and party on returning was heavily shelled in MT. FORET ROAD, scattering the party, Lieut. W.R. Wright and Sgt. T. Clark being “Killed” and 6 O.R’s “Wounded”. Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
Uploader's Research notes: Son of Henry P. Wright, M.D., and Marion Wright, of Ottawa.Bio from image at CVWM"Born in Ottawa, William Wright was one of Appleby's original students, having followed founding Headmaster John Guest from Upper Canada College. While at Appleby he played on the First Rugby (Football), Hockey and Cricket teams. Upon graduating from Appleby in 1916, he at once enlisted in the Fifth University Company, and on going overseas obtained a commission in the 35th Battalion. Having been transferred to the 18th Battalion only days earlier, he was killed by a high-explosive shell as he was looking for some men who were lost while on a working party in advance of the front-line trenches. His immediate superior, Capt. I. O. H. Rayward, said in a letter to Wright's mother, " your son died cleanly and bravely, doing that which he set his hand to in a manner which became his rank and station." From the Appleby College Archives. Source: CVWMContributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.comWar Diary Entry Relating to This Soldier's DeathNight of May 12/13, 1917During the night Brigade called for two parties to carry wire to the front line. Lieut’s G.E. Lucas and W.R. Wright being detailed to take charge of these parties. Lieut. G.E. Lucas completed his task with the loss of 4 O.R’s “Wounded”. Lieut. W.R. Wright and party on returning was heavily shelled in MT. FORET ROAD, scattering the party, Lieut. W.R. Wright and Sgt. T. Clark being “Killed” and 6 O.R’s “Wounded”. Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2021-04-04