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Maxwell Edward WRIGHT

Regimental number576
Date of birth7 March 1893
Place of birthBlandford, New South Wales
Other NamesMaxwere Erwood
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBickham, Blandford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Harold Wright, Bickham, Blandford, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollAdjutant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 14 November 1915


Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 12 April 1916


Unit: 2nd Light Horse Brigade
Promotion date: 11 July 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30480 (16 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Discharge date24 June 1919
Other details

Appointed Corporal, 28 August 1915; Temporary Sergeant, 27 October 1915. Commissioned, 14 November 1915.

Assistant Adjutant, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 24 March-24 April 1917. Attached Brigade HQ as Assistant Staff Captain, 1 July 1917; returned to 1st Light Horse Regiment, 18 September 1917. Staff trainee, A&NZ Division, 13-24 October 1917. Adjutant, 25 October 1917. Appointed to 2nd Light Horse Brigade, 28 April-1 May 1918. Appointed Ship's Adjutant, 'Ullimaroa', 24 June 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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