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George Wright

Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
22/06/1890
Geboorteplaats:
Islington, Middlesex, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Beroep:
Hotel Kelner

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Rifleman
Service nummer:
S/17587
Dienstneming plaats:
Islington, Middlesex, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  The Rifle Brigade, 16th Bn. (St Pancras)  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
31/07/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Kitchener’s Wood, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
27

Gedenkplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

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

Points of interest 3

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Dienstneming plaats
#3 'Sterfteplaats'

Extra informatie

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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Bronnen 5

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