George Charles WRIGHT

Regimental number12/954
Date of birth11 June 1896
Place of birthKohu Kohu
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.4
Height5' 6"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, D Wright, Kohukohu
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unit1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
Fate26 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialFlatiron Copse Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No 8), Mametz, nr Albert, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Memorial Gates, Kohukohu Primary School, Hokianga. Parents: George and Florence Wright, Kohu Kohu, Hokianga
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Series 18805, File 22022578

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