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Charles Herbert WRIGHT

Regimental number3694
Place of birthStourbirdge, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter and joiner
AddressBallina, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Frances Evans Wright, Tamar Street, Ballina, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty. In the neighbourhood of PERONNE, during operations of September 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, this Sapper, in daylight, with his Officer reconnoitred the SOMME Valley, and forward from PERONNE towards DOINGT. During the night, his knowledge of the locality 500 yards ahead of the Infantry, has assisted in the successful completion of a track across the SOMME Swamp. Whilst he was removing mines off the PERONNE DOINGT Road, he was wounded. He has throughout, exhibited the highest courage and unflagging energy, setting a fine example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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