WRIGHT, WILLARD JOHN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Kilburn, Victoria County, New Brunswick, Canada
Age
21
Parents
Son of John and Alice Wright of Bath, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
G/19839
Engagement
1941-12-29, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Overseas
1944-07-13, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-08-05, France
Date of death
1944-10-07
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 4 | Row F | Grave 8

"IN SAD BUT LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DARLING SON WILLARD"

Military grave
Additional info

Had basic training with a good report. Went to advanced training and spent his time there as a field Artillery Driver. We re-tested here by mistake with a score of 104. Claims to be a trained Gunner in Anti Aircraft. Health is good. Stability normal. Lieutenant V.A. Fisher.

Assigned to the North Shore Regiment on August 7, 1944.

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 7, 1944:
Boterhoek, Belgium MR 059993 (Grote boterhoek, Belgium).
Weather: Cloudy and visibility poor.
At 0800 hrs, the C.O. held an "O" Gp for a possible move, and at 0845 hrs the C.O. reported to 7 Brigade H.Q.
At 1215 hrs, "B" Coy moved to area MR 023013 (Moerhuizestraat/ Lievestraat, Belgium). "B" and "D" Coy were to put in attack over the canal in support of 7 Bde. "B" Coy was to push through Regina Rifles and consolidate. Then "D" Coy were to push through "B" Coy, but at 1500 hrs, Regina Rifles reported their bridge has been blown; so this part of the attack was called off until another bridge could be thrown across.
Forward Battalion H.Q., which had moved up to "B" Coy area, moved back to main Bn. "B" Coy also moved back to its original area.