Fred WRIGHT

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WRIGHT, Fred

Service Number: 3536
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Northampton, England, 20 September 1887
Home Town: Bowden, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Spring Lane School, Northampton
Occupation: Bootmaker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 16 August 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3536, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3536, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3536, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3536, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by Aberfoyle Park High School

"OUR HEROES. PRIVATE FRED WRIGHT.

Mr. George Wright, of Bowden, has received word that his brother (Private Fred Wright) was killed in action in France on August 16 last. The deceased soldier was born in Northampton, and was 28 years of age when he was killed. He left the old country for South Australia five years ago, and on his arrival here started work at Messrs. G. & R. Wills' boot factory. He was of a genial disposition, and soon made himself esteemed by both his employer and his fellow shopmates. Private Wright enlisted in the A.I.F. in July, 1915. In England he was a prominent Rugby footballer, and had several medals presented to him by his club. He has now played the greatest game for his country, and made the supreme sacrifice." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 02 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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