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Wright F W Pte 1139

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


1139 Pte Frederick William Wright and 1138 Pte Albert Edward Wright.

They enlisted on 9 April 1915, and embarked with the 21 Infantry Bn.

Image courtesy of Ken Wright.


Wright  Frederick William    Pte   21 Inf Bn    18    Butcher    Single    Meth   

Address: Essendon, Winifred St, 6    

Next of kin: Wright, Edward William, 6 Winifred St, Essendon       

Enlisted: 9 Apr 1915        

Embarked: A38 Ulysses 10 May 1915                                                               



151 Pte Henry James Wright

3953 Pte Charles Ison Wright

1138 Pte Albert Edward Wright


In February 1914 a large number of boys from the Area 58 Cadets  who had not complied with orders to parade for compulsory military drill were brought before Magistrates at the Essendon Police Court.  They were let off with a warning that if they did not in future turn up for drill, the court would not deal with them so leniently.  The following week it transpired that Frederick William Wright had again not presented for drill, and was consequently committed to the custody of the Officer Commanding the Australian Royal Artillery Garrison at Queenscliffe for 20 days. If Fred and the other lad had reasons for non-compliance, the newspaper did not choose to report them.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74492034


Fred Wright enlisted on 9 April 1915, and went on to serve on Gallipoli but was evacuated from the Peninsula with sickness on 23 November 1915.  While in hospital in Egypt, Fred received a small pocket book Short Prayers and Counsels for Soldiers, in which he wrote his name, regimental number, company and battalion, the hospital where he was a patient, and the date, 10 December 1915.  


Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

Courtesy of Ken Wright.




Fred's Postcards

To family, 1915

To Charlie, 1915


Mentioned in correspondence

Henry Wright to Mother, 1915 

23 May 1915

10 June 1915

Henry Wright to Mother, 1915 - Gallipoli

17 June 1915

Henry Wright to brother Leslie, 1915

27 June 1915

Henry Wright to brothers Les and Gordon, 1916 

Henry Wright to Mother, 1918 

Henry Wright to brother Leslie, 1918

Henry Wright to Family, 1918 - France 



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Essendon State School

North Essendon Methodist Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register        

Welcome Home 7 Nov 1918


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