William Arthur WRIGHT


WRIGHT, William Arthur

Service Number: 10000
Enlisted: 13 September 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 21st Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street Boys' High School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 November 1916
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 10000, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
17 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 10000, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 10000, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
14 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 10000, 21st Field Artillery Brigade, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Older brother to 422342 Pilot Officer Wilson Harry Emanuel WRIGHT (/explore/people/653368) who served in the RAAF in WW2 and who was Killed in Action in a flying battle over France on 16 Jul 1944

"...10000 Gunner William Arthur Wright, 1st (later 21st) Field Artillery Brigade, of Mosman, NSW. Son of William Martin Wright and Bertha Wright. An accountant prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Berrima (A35) on 17 December 1915. He was killed in action on 14 November 1916 in France, aged 22. He is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery Longueval, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)