LEST WE FORGET

Air Mechanic Second Class Frederick Charles WRIGHT 

Service No: 473
Born: Ararat VIC, December 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 29 May 1916
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Palestine, 29 August 1917, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Deir El Belah, Israel
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas Joseph and Clara Victoria Wright, of 47, Retreat Rd., Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Native of Ararat, Victoria
Place of Association: Ballarat VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

A Court of Inquiry found that Air Mechanic Wright died from wounds caused by a revolver bullet, but there was insufficient evidence to determine whether it was self-inflicted.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, WRIGHT F C

Bibliography:

Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) One Man’s War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull’s Personal diaries 1916-9, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
Roberts, E.G.  (Eric Glendower) (250197) Box Kites and Beyond, The Hawthorn Press Melbourne VIC 3000, 1976
Sutherland, L. W. (Leslie) Aces and Kings, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935
Williams, Sir R. (Richard) (1) These are Facts: the Autobiography of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO, Australian War Memorial and Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977 – Chapters 3-9

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