Alfred John (Ted) WRIGHT


WRIGHT, Alfred John

Service Numbers: 336, 336A
Enlisted: 18 March 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: North Pine, Queensland, Australia, 21 July 1897
Home Town: North Pine, Queensland
Schooling: North Pine State School, Forbes Creek School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Villiers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France, 24 May 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
IX.D.7, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kallangur Pine Rivers Memorial Gates, Samford War Memorial, Samson Vale Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

18 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 336, 13th Machine Gun Company, Brisbane, Qld.
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 336, 13th Machine Gun Company
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 336, 13th Machine Gun Company, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
11 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 336, 11th Machine Gun Company, Battle of Messines, Gun shot wound to head
24 May 1918: Involvement Private, SN 336A, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Alfred's parents were John Edwin Wright and Asenath Elizabeth Rounsefell. Alfred's father was a councillor with the Pine Divisional Board from February 1897 to December 1899 and pioneered farming properties on the Pine River. Alfred attended Forbes Creek School. He was wounded at Messines in July 1917 and later killed in action near Villers-Bretonneux. His brother Henry Edwin [337] enlisted, Henry returned home.