Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Islington, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

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Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Islington, Middlesex, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 16th Bn. (St Pancras)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Kitchener’s Wood, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Distinctions et médailles 2

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

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Mon histoire

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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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary The Rifle Brigade, 16th Bn. (St Pancras)
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