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Harry Marshall Wright

  • Service number
    6/2016 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Lieutenant/Military AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Marshall AWMM
  • Surname
    Wright AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6/2016 AWMM
  • Gender
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Sumner, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.R. Wright (father), Hororata, North Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 Apr 1915 Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6/2016 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Lieutenant/Military AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Sidney Robert Wright, of Hororata, Canterbury, and Jessie Susan Wright. Native of Ohoka, Canterbury. AWMM
    • Brother of Frank Wright
      Uncle of Claire Wright
      Great Uncle of Chris Thomson
      Great Great Uncle of Hannah,Jada and Alex Thomson Public - hannah - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - family papers
    • School -Christchurch Boys High School Public - hannah - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - family notes
    • Lieutenant Henry Marshall Wright, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion (Fourth Reinforcements), killed in action, was a son of Mr S. R. Wright, of Hororata, clerk of the Selwyn County Council. Lieutenant Wright, who was about 23 years of age, was educated at Christchurch Boys' High School and joined the treasury department of the Christchurch City Council six and a half years ago. He was a keen Territorial, and received his commission as second-lieutenant in the coast defense detachment of the Canterbury Regiment in 1912. Public - Tony - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Colonist, Volume LVII, Issue 13848, 17 August 1915, Page 6
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About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    7 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    • Killed in Action AWMM
    • first wave of battle Public - hannah - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - family notes
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    • Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • i want you to not be sad if i don't return i'm doing my duty Public - hannah - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - family letters home
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    Panel 12 AWMM
  • Obituary

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  • I have studied your life and your records and I am no longer able to progress further. You have made a mark on my life and I will always be proud that you were my Second Cousin and that you died for your beliefs. May G-D keep your soul safe. You are remembered
    Public - Noel - Direct descendant - 9 March 2016
  • I have been told that Harry Marshall Wright is a distant relative. My husband and I went to Gallipoli this and will do so again next May. I would love to find out more about Harry and place a poppy for him at Chunuk Bair. I would be grateful for any info you can give me.
    Public - Robyn - Other relative - 24 November 2015
  • Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of your death on Chunuk Bair
    Public - Tony - Other Relative - 6 August 2015
  • We remember you.
    Public - Hamish, Maxim, Alexander and Nikolai - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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09 March 2016NoelChristchurchDirect descendant
24 November 2015RobynLincoln, Canterbury. NZOther relative
25 April 2015Hamish, Maxim, Alexander and NikolaiGlentunnelOther Relative
24 April 2015TonyChristchurch, New ZealandOther Relative
22 April 2015hannahChristchurch,New ZealandOther Relative