The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wright
First Name:
Henry Edward
Nick Name:
Teddy to his family
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX13161
Company:
'B' Company, No. 8 Platoon.
Enlisted:
17.05.1941
DOB:
3.11.1920
Place of Birth:
Wagin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Edward Wright
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Margaret Wright (nee Godridge)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Joint Grave, Plot 10, Row C, Grave 10-11, Age 22.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Brankassi, Hindaine, Kuii
POW#:
3/10080 & 2296
Cause of Death:
Avitaminosis
Place of Death:
Kuii
Date of Death:
5.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 192, Kuii

General Description

Teddy formerly of Geraldton enlisted in May 1941, as a reinforcement he embarked  ‘Aquitania’ when it left for Singapore on 16 January 1942.    Teddy was fortunate to have a few months army training ‘under his belt,’ unlike many of the reinforcements, particularly those who were KIA and who had been in the army 2-4 months.

Teddy Wright was selected in Singapore with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Thai-Burma Railway.  This V Battalion had one of the highest death rates of all working parties in Thailand/Burma.

Please read about V Battalion

 

 

Teddy was one of 3 children born to his parents John Edward Wright and Elizabeth Margaret Godridge who married in 1920.

Above the death of Teddy’s baby sister Zoema.

In December 1934 John Wright died at the age of 34 years when Teddy was about 14 years old.  Two years later his mother remarried.

 

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
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