DIVISIONAL UNIT: 4th Canadian Infantry Division
10 Infantry Brigade
50th Battalion – Calgary
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO 231470
RESIDENCE: South Edmonton - Alberta
DATE OF BIRTH: June 27, 1887
Turnberry Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: October 8, 1917 30 years 3 months
CEMETERY: Brussels United Church Cemetery – Brussels –
County of Huron – Ontario
PARENTS: Mr. Francis and Margaret Wright – Bluevale - Ontario
Occupation: Miner Religion: Methodist
Enlistment: April 24, 1916 – Edmonton – Alberta into 202nd Battalion
Enlistment Age: 28 years 10 months
Private Wright departed from Canada on the S.S. Mauratania and arrived in Liverpool November 30, 1916.
He transferred to the 50th Battalion, proceeded into France and joined his unit in the field on June 16, 1917.
On July 15, 1917 he was admitted to No. 26 General Hospital with a nervous breakdown.
He was then invalided back to England on July 19, 1917 as a patient on the Hospital Ship St. Denis and admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital located at Netley in Hampshire.
He was then transferred to the Lord Derby War Hospital located at Warrington in Cheshire on July 24, 1917.
Private Wright was invalided back to Canada from Liverpool on the Llandovery Castle in September of 1917.
He was discharged from military service while a patient at the Newmarket – Ontario Military Hospital on
October 8, 1917 as being no longer physically fit for service. Later that same day he passed away.