Trooper Harold Wright

Service number 2671
Ranks Held Private, Trooper
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Armidale
Death Date 1918-10-27
Death Place Syria: Damascus
Also known as Harold Harris, Harold Harris
Final Rank Trooper
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 15th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • 15th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Trooper Harold Wright (2671, 15th Australian Light Horse) was born in 1900 in Armidale, NSW. He tried to enlist in early 1916 when he was only 15 years of age, but was discharged after his mother presented his birth certificate at the military camp. Harold then enlisted in March 1917 under the alias of Harold Harris, giving his occupation as sugar boiler. Harold died of broncho-pneumonia on 27 October 1918 at the Australian Divisional Clearing Station in Damascus. He was 17 years of age. Harold’s brother, Private Ernest Roy Wright, served with the 55th Battalion.



Date of enlistment 19 March 1917
Date of embarkation 09 May 1917
Date of death 27 October 1918