George William WRIGHT

Regimental number12/657
Date of birth15 July 1874
Place of birthEngland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressRaupo, Northern Wairoa
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45.3
Height6' 0"
Weight171 lbs
Next of kinMrs Louisa Wright, North Walsham, England
Previous military serviceServed in the British Army: Matabele and Mashona War (1896-97); Boer War (1901-92); notserving in any military unit at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Rank on embarkationCorporal
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 rankSergeant
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 15 February 1916
Discharge date10 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HS 'Marama', 15 February 1916; transshipped at Suez to HS 'Maheno'; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right elbow), 10 May 1916.

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 22022588

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