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Alan Herbert WRIGHT

Date of birth18 June 1892
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street High School and Sydney University
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineering Student
AddressIllilliwa, 3 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10.5"
Weight188 lbs
Next of kinFather, Stewart Wright, Illilliwa, 3 Walker Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 5th Machine Gun Company
Promotion date: 1 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918)
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lieutenant John Vicars WRIGHT, Regimental No. 302, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, returned to Australia 16 March 1919; Private Harold Keith WRIGHT, Regimental No. 7791, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, returned to Australia 31 March 1919; 7819 Pte Stuart Cecil WRIGHT, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia 19, February 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Wounded several times while serving in France during 1916 and 1917 (gun shot wounds to the right thigh [26 July 1916

; head [19 April 1917]; and left leg [26 September 1917]).

Promoted Lieutenant at Gallipoli, 20th Battalion, 26 August 1915. Appointed Captain (Temp) 1 March 1916. Appointed Captain, 20th Battalion 10 March 1916. Promoted Major, Sutton Veny, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, 1 March 1917

War Service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Western Front

Returned to Australia per 'Bremen' ex England on 4 June 1919. Disembarked 27 July 1919

Date of death11 October 1969 - Concord Repat. Hospital, Sydney
Age at death77
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRIGHT Alan Herbert

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