John Ralph (Jack) WRIGHT


WRIGHT, John Ralph

Service Number: 2481
Enlisted: 22 April 1915, Oakleigh, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kew, Victoria, February 1892
Home Town: Brunswick, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Brunswick State School
Occupation: Piano tuner
Died: Killed in Action, Fromelles, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
No known grave - Memorial Panel: 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2481, Oakleigh, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2481, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2481, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
3 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2481, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 60th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2481, 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"... 2481 Lance Corporal John Ralph Wright, 60th Battalion from Brunswick, Victoria. A 22 year old piano tuner prior to enlistment on 22 April 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 7th Reinforcements of the 5th Battalion from Melbourne on 16 July 1915 aboard HMAT Demosthenes. After serving at Gallipoli, he went on to serve in France where he was killed in action on 19 July 1916. He is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France." - SOURCE (