Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Bradford, Yorkshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
 —  Seaforth Highlanders, 7th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Wallemolen, Passendale, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Panneau: 133

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

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.

Sources 3

26 Infantry Brigade: 7 Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. (The National Archives, KEW (TNA), WO 95/1765/4).
Sources utilisées
Ewing John, The History of the Ninth (Scottish) Division 1914-1919 (Uckfield, Naval & Military Press, 2006).
Sources utilisées
McCarthy, Chris, Passchendaele: the Day-by-Day Account (Londen, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018).
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