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17/04/2016 The CWGC record Private John Wright as the Son of Mrs Susan Wright of Rosegarland, Magherafelt, County Derry.
17/04/2016 Private John David Wright has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey.
17/04/2016 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.
17/04/2016 John enlisted in Cookstown as David Wright.
17/04/2016 The 1911 census lists John as age 16 living with the family at house 10 in Rosgarland, Desertmartin. John was a farm labourer. His mother was a widow.
17/04/2016 It seems his father, Robert Wright, died aged 36 on 4th May 1902 in the Magherafelt district. John was seven years old.
17/04/2016 The 1901 census lists John as age 6 living with the family at house 35 in Grange, Desertmartin, County Londonderry. His father was a farm labourer.
17/04/2016 Known family: Robert Wright, Susana Wright, Maggie Wright (born about 1889), Sarah Jane Wright (born 13th May 1891), John David Wright (born 30th January 1895), Anna Mary Annie Wright (born 22nd June 1897), Josephine Martha Wright (born 22nd February 1900), Emily Wright (born 22nd October 1902).
17/04/2016 John David Wright was born on 30th January 1895 in Desertmartin. He seems to be have been the only son.
17/04/2016 John Wright was the son of Robert and Susana Wright. Robert Wright married Susan Devlin on 17th May 1890 in the district of Magherafelt.
30/12/2015 Private David Wright, Rosegarland. His mother has been officially informed that he has been missing since 21st August at the Dardanelles. She will gratefully receive any information regarding him.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 8th January 1916: Magherafelt man missing
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