William Wright

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 184126
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 30th Siege Barttery
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 26.09.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.H.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 1 Middle Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Painter, Tay Rail Bridge
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary Hunter Wright, 1 Middle St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Marie, born 17.03.1915

More about William Wright

William Wright   184126   Royal Garrison Artillery


Gunner William Wright, Siege Battery, R.G.A., husband of Mrs Wright, 1 Middle Street, Dundee, has been killed in action.  Gunner Wright, who was a reservist, had been over 13 years in the army, and had been in France since the first few months of the war.  During that time he had seen much stiff fighting, and was wounded at the battle of Mons.

He was 30 years of age, and prior to enlistment was employed in painting the Tay Bridge.  Deceased was a native of Arbroath.

Dundee Courier 20th October 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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