John Henry WRIGHT

WRIGHT, John Henry

Service Number: 4608
Enlisted: 28 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Quorn, South Australia, 28 March 1894
Home Town: Quorn, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Quorn Public School
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Cleaner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 23 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery, France
Plot 111, Row E, Grave 9, Puchevillers British Cemetery, Puchevillers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Quorn District Roll of Honor WW1 Board, Quorn Remembrance of Those Who Served in the Great War Honour Board, Quorn Roll of Honor, Quorn War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
7 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4608, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
7 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4608, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Caitlin Wright

John Henry Wright was born in Quorn, in the mid-north of South Australia on the 28th of March 1894. He attended Quorn Primary School.

Mr John Henry Wright enlisted on the 28th of August in 1915 at the age of 21 and embarked on the HMAT A28 Militiades. He was ranked Private in WW1 and fought with the 10th Infantry Battalion. 

Soon after arriving in France, Wright was sent to the Somme. He was wounded and was taken to the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station where he died of wounds. A letter was sent to his mother to inform his family that he had been killed at the age of 22 on the 23rd August, 1916. Wright was buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery at the Somme, France.

Wright's memory is also enscribed on his parent's shared headstone in Brinkworth, South Australia.




Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wright, of Quorn, have been notified that their second son. Private J. H. Wright, died of wounds in France on August 23. He enlisted in August, 1915, and was born at Quorn. He was 22 years of age, and received his education at the Quorn Public School. At the time of enlistment Private Wright was a fireman on the northern system. He was of a cordial disposition, and highly esteemed by all who knew him. A younger brother, Private F. J. Wright, ia also on active service." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 21 Oct 1916 (