Wright George Daniel Francis Gunner

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George Daniel Francis Wright taken from his Obituary Notice in the Ottawa press.
George Daniel Francis Wright taken from his Obituary Notice in the Ottawa press.

Name Wright George Daniel Francis. Some records show differing forenames.
Army number Not yet known.
Rank Gunner
Decorations None known beyond Service Awards
Date of birth Born 29/8/1922 in Saint Helen's. Mother's maiden name Mary Ellen Matthews - from Cork. Some records show mother's name as South.
Age 98 at the time of his death.
Unit Conscripted into the Royal Artillery - date not yet known. Underwent Basic Training. Posted to the 1st Mountain Regiment. Served Normandy and North West Europe. Served India. Served Burma. Returned to the UK 1946. Demobilised.
Company/Battery 452 Battery.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Gunner, as far as is known.
Joined Brigade Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death 2/12/2020 in Ottawa, Canada.
Home address Father - George James Wright, mother Mary Ellen Matthews or South. Moved to Leeds to work as a printer before joining the Army. Post-War he served as a Constable with Liverpool City Police 1947 - 1976. Married Irene Sephton (1922 - 2014) in 1947 and had four children. After his retiring from the Police the family emigrated to Canada to be near relatives.
Source table

The information on this Page was largely drawn from an Obituary Notice in the Ottawa Press, kindly brought to the Lead Researcher's attention by Mr Ed Storey, a historian from Canada.