WRIGHT, Ernest Walter
(Service number 34466)

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Date Unknown Place of Birth Rangitira Valley, Temuka, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin W. Wright (father), Piarere, via Tirau, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements E Company
Date 1 February 1917
Transport Opawa
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Infantry Regiment

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 January 1918 Age 27
Place of Death Le Cateau, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France; Roll of Honour, Tirau District 1914 - 1918, Tirau Museum, Tirau, New Zealand; Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories
Memorial Reference III. C. 24
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Temuka RSA Roll of Honour; Timaru South School WW1 Memorial plaque; Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Son of William and Mary Arm Wright (nee Norton), of Hilton Downs, Piarere, Tirau, Waikato, New Zealand


Cenotaph (6 Aug 2013)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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