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4429   Private John David Wright
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/12/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/01/1895
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
John David Wright was the son of Robert and Susana Wright. He was born on 30th January 1895 in Desertmartin. The family lived in Desertmartin. His father died when he was seven years old. John was a farm labourer. Private John David Wright was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the assault on Scimitar Hill during the Gallipoli Campaign on 21st August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-101
CWGC Casualty 684947
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 302
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Wright family 1901 census lists John as age 6 living with the family at house 35 in Grange, Desertmartin, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Wright family 1911 census lists John as age 16 living with the family at house 10 in Rosgarran, Desertmartin, Londonderry
3 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023