David Wright

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Shorncliffe, Kent
  • Service no: 2818
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 08/09/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: X. C. 11A.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Llandebie, Camarthen
  • Address: 42 Hospital Wynd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Stevenson Bros, Dye Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Wright, 6 Church St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Wright, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Allan, Frederick & Robert

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Wright

David was the brother of Pte Robert Wright, 3/3085, 1st Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action 25.01.1915.

David Wright   2818   Black Watch


Private David Wright, who is officially reported to have died of wounds received in action, was a son of Mrs Wright, 42 Hospital Wynd.  Private Wright enlisted in the Black Watch at the beginning of last year, and had been at the front for six months.  Deceased who was 22 years of age, was prior to joining the colours employed in the dyeworks of Messrs Stevenson Brothers, Dundee.

A son of Mrs Wright, Private Robert Wright, Black Watch, was killed in action some time ago.  The remaining son, Frederick, is a bombardier in the Royal Field Artillery.

Dundee Courier 15th September 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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