Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
24/01/1884
Geburtsort:
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
S/40377
Einheiten:
 —  Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
12/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Wallemolen, Passendale, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
33

Gedenkstätte

Tyne Cot Memorial
Tafel: 133

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 2

#1 Geburtsort
#2 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Wright Firth was a private of the Seaforth Highlanders 7th Battalion, 26th Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division. On Friday 12 October 1917, they fought in the First Battle of Passchendaele, near the northern end of the Passchendaele Ridge. They attacked at 5.25 a.m., zero hour. Their objective was to pass through the 8th Battalion Black Watch Regiment and the 10th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who took Adler Farm and reached their objective Source Trench. Thereafter, the Seaforths had to go on to the Blue Dotted line with the 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders in support. The first company of the Seaforths, sadly depleted by enemy fire, advanced and filled the space between two leading ones of the Black Watch. Although by this time the Royal Scots had joined the others and a mixed party went on to enter the eastern end of Wallemolen. Being heavily enfiladed from both flanks, they were driven out and had to fall back on the Cemetery-Inch House line on the Green Line. Private Wright Firth was probably killed during one of these actions around Wallemolen.

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Ancestry
http://www.ancestry.co.uk
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1631934/FIRTH,%20WRIGHT
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Passchendaele Day-by-Day, C. McCarthy
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The History of the Ninth (Scottish) Division 1914-1919, John Ewing
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/
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War Diary Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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