Wilfrid Wright

Enlisted on 5th September 1914 as Lance Corporal with with Royal Fusiliers, 21st Battalion (4th University & Public Schools)

Commissioned 12th May 1915 to 14th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.

Transferred to Machine Gun Corps in March 1916 - 113 Machine Gun Company, 38th (Welsh) Division.

Promoted to Lieutenant on 14th November 1916 and Captain & Adjutant on 18th February 1918.

Awarded Military Cross in January 1918 and Mentioned in Despatches.

As a Machine Gunner with 38th Division he saw service on The Somme, Ypres Salient, Armentieres-Fleurbaix, Beaumont Hamel and Mons.

Organised the formation of 38th Machine Gun Battalion and posted as Adjutant.

Became Demobilising Officer of the Battalion November 1918-May 1919

MILITARY CROSS

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BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

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DEFENCE MEDAL

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VICTORY MEDAL

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MINIATURE MEDAL GROUP