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Regimental number2051
Place of birthWest Kelbridge Scotland
AddressNaurilla, Rochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMcN Wright, Cambrae House, West Kelbride, North Ayrshire, Scotland
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry at MOUQUET QUARRY on the 26th August, 1916, when employed as runners and as guides to carrying parties. In both capacities these soldiers [WRIGHT, 529 F.C. SANDS, 1529 H.G. COOK] displayed great pluck, and fearlessness in repeatedly crossing the enemy barrages, and in working under heavy machine gun fire. Their work as runners, is beyond praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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