4/1598 - Lance Corporal

John William

WRIGHT

1st Reinforcements

Timeline


1915

1915

6 October

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Company began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras in order to accommodate thousands of soldiers for an upcoming battle

1917

1917

12 March

Killed in action

Killed by a shrapnel bullet in the Orderly Room of the forward billets, Arras

Resting place

Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, France

Grave reference

II F 19

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: John William WRIGHT.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 7.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “John William WRIGHT (4/1598)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 16 January 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=931