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James Alfred Wright was a single 23 year old teamster when he enlisted as a Private with the 39th Battalion on the 18th of March 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on the 27th of May 1916.
He was wounded on two occasions during his time serving, the first was on the 1st of June 1917 with a gunshot wound to his right arm, and the second on the 9th of July where he was wounded accidentally. On September 18th 1918 he was taken on strength to the 10th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery. He returned to Australia on the 11th of October 1919 and was discharged due to the termination of his enlistment period on the 3rd of December 1919.
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