Casualty details

WRIGHT, THEODORE

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
14/09/1914
Age:
31
Regiment/Service:
Royal Engineers
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
II. B. 21.
Cemetery
VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of the late William Walter and Arabella Wright, of "Talgai", Albury, Guildford.


Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Nov., 1914, records the following :- "Action for which commended :- Gallantry at Mons on 23rd August in attempting to connect up the lead to demolish a bridge under heavy fire; although wounded in the head he made a second attempt. At Vailly, on 14th September he assisted the passage of the 5th Cavalry Brigade over the pontoon bridge and was mortally wounded whilst assisting wounded men into shelter."

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VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY

Casualty Record Detail
Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne

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