WRIGHT, Walter

Service Number: 2195
Enlisted: 4 February 1916, Enlisted at Kempsey, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Cundletown, Greater Taree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: New South Wales, Australia, 30 July 1953, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Bodalla Nerrigundah Roll of Honour WW1, Cundletown District Honor Roll, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

4 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2195, Enlisted at Kempsey, New South Wales
24 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2195, 36th Infantry Battalion
24 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, 2195, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Sydney
2 Feb 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 2195, Discharged in Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

19 December 1916 - Wounded in action, by grenade. Walter was in the trench when a grenade thrown by his mate fell back into the trench and exploded. Severe wounds to the chest, wrist and knee

19 January 1917 - Transport to England. Wounds to chest, wrist and knee

22 July 1917 - Returned to Australia on board Euripedis

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal