WRIGHT, Percy Clyde
(Service number 39000)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 15 July 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Wai-iti Avenue, Timaru
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Beryl Gyneth WRIGHT (wife), Wai-iti Avenue, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 19 July 1976 Age 87 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 26, Plot 131A
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Percy Clyde Wright was the son of Augustus William and Amy Jane (née Perry) Wright. He was educated at Christ's college, Christchurch. In 1914 he married Beryl Gyneth Hay. His brother Cecil Harry Wright died as a reult of the war in 1918 and is buried in Karori Cemetery. Another brother, Harold Edwin Wright also served in World War .


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 January 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs historical records); Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [26 January 2019]

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