James J. Wright

Military Information

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  • Service no: 124569
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 9th Company
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  • Date of Death: 19.11.1918
  • Burial Country: Dundee, Scotland
  • Cemetery: Eastern Necropolis
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: HH.3.241

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  • Address: 60 Lilybank Road, Dundee
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More about James J. Wright

Private Wright is reported at serving with No. 9 Company of the Royal Army Medical Corps. The Companies or ‘Coys’ of the RAMC were pre-war regular units based in major garrisons ie., No 1. Coy was based in Aldershot, No. 7 Coy was based in Catterick, and No. 9 Coy was based in Colchester, Essex. On mobilisation, these companies served as important training companies for the draft and supply of replacement personnel to the deployed field ambulances. No. 9 Coy remained in Colchester througout the First World War.

Private Wright died on 19th November 1918 and is interred at Eastern Necropolis, Dundee. Give that repatriation of bodies was not routine practice, it suggests that he died in the UK, possibly Colchester or Dundee.

Additional information kindly supplied by Jim Flood.

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