WRIGHT, George Albert
(Service number 7/2327)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 31 January 1893 Place of Birth Thorton Heath, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Empire Hotel, Waimate, Canterbury
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Maggie WRIGHT (mother), 7 salisbury Street, Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia
Religion Anglican
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 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 4 March 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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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 *1961 Age 68 years
Place of Death Victoria, Australia
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Albert Wright was the son of James and Margaret (Maggie, née Elphick) Wright. He was baptised on 14 June 1897 at St Paul's Anglican, Thornton Heath, Surrey, along with a younger sister. George was at home with his family at Thornton Heath in 1901, and again in 1911 when, like his father, he was a gardener. Some time after, the family migrated to Australia. Trooper G. A. Wright, Waimate, was one of the recruits for the Tenth Reinforcements who left South Canterbury in mid November 1915 for Trentham Camp.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 August 2019]; Church of England Baptism record ( [16 August 2019]; Victoria, Australia, death index ( [16 August 2019]; 1901 & 1911 census returns ( [16 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 13 November 1915 (Papers Past) [12 August 2019]

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