Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
22/06/1890
Geburtsort:
Islington, Middlesex, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Hotel Plateman (Waiting staff)

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Rifleman
Dienstnummer:
S/17587
Einberufung ort:
Islington, Middlesex, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 16th Bn. (St Pancras)  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
31/07/1917
Sterbeort:
Kitchener’s Wood, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
27

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 08/04/1920
Victory Medal
Medaille — 08/04/1920

Punkte von Interesse 3

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Zusätzliche Informationen

Rifleman George Wright, of Islington Middlesex was killed on 31 July 1917. George served with the 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade (117th Brigade, 39th Division)

The 16th Battalion was part of the advance on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele attacking towards Kitchener’s wood. The 16th Battalion Began their attack from Bilge Trench at zero hour, 3.50 a.m. They were on the right and attacked with the 17th Battalion king’s Royal Rifle Corps on the left. George’s Battalion was tasked with three objectives: capture the German front line trenches at Canadian Farm; capture the trench system in Kitchener’s Wood and finally secure crossings over the Steenbeek stream near Regina Cross. The attack was successful and all the objectives were met and held that day. However, 30 men were killed and a further 18 were reported missing. Rifleman George Wright was one of those men.

George Wright, 27, was killed during the attack on Kitchener’s Wood, leaving behind his wife, Ada Alice and his infant son, George. George Wright has no known resting place and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial to the missing.

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"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pg. 29-30.
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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/912132/wright,-george/
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The Long, Long Trail
https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary The Rifle Brigade, 16th Bn. (St Pancras)
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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