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Stanley Harrison WRIGHT

Regimental number6759
Place of birthEast Malvern Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
Address276 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice M Wright, 276 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 August 1919

Military Medal

'While he was on duty at A.C.S. near Noreuil on the morning of 15th May at 1 a.m. word was brought that some men were lying wounded in a dug-out which had been blown in. Despite an exceptional storm of H.E. and gas shells, this squad of men [WRIGHT, 8701 Thomas Reginald Eric SHEARER, 6703 Kenelon Eustace COLLER, at once went to the assistance of the wounded. They adjusted gas masks, dressed the wounds of the patients and carried them to the A.C.S., a distance of some 200 yards. Throughout the whole of these proceedings they were subjected to an intense barrage. Their courageous conduct undoubtedly saved the patients lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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

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