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James H. Wright

Private

12th Field Ambulance

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Nigra Italica
  • Planted By: Miss M. Veal
  • Plaque: 3300

Additional Info

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Biography

James Henry Wright was a single 21 year old fellmonger from Ballarat who enlisted as a Private with the 8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcements on the 17th of July 1915. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of January 1916. On September 16th 1916 he was taken on strength to the 12th Field Ambulance. On the 11th of April 1917 James was wounded in action with a severe gunshot wound to his right leg, he returned to Australia on the 30th of December 1917 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 2nd of February 1918.
Tree No. 3300

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour