NameLeonard Gordon Wright, SN 1543, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: 8 November 1884, Bunya (Qld.)
Date of Death: 4 October 1917, Belgium
Buried: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Leonard â'˜s parents were Harry Wright and Mary Ann Shield. Leonard's father, Harry was a teacher at Bunya School from 1882 to 1888, he also worked for the Pine Divisional Board as a clerk and valuator from 1888 to 1891. Leonard enlisted on 31 May 1915 at Brisbane. He embarked from Queensland on the A60 "Aleneas" on 29 June 1915. Leonard was in the battle of Menin Road on 29 September 1917 and the participated in the capture of Broodseinde ridge in which Leonard was killed in action in part of the battle at "Zonnebek Ridge".Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, WRIGHT L GLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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