The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wright
First Name:
Cyril Tom
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX18142
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
17.12.1941
Discharged:
14.01.1946
DOB:
11.09.1914
Place of Birth:
England
Father's Name:
John Albert Wright
Mothers's Name:
Ada Clay Wright (Townroe)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Coconut Forestry Parties, Changi Gaol Camp.
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Wright remained in Singapore throughout the war.

Cyril’s parents John Albert Wright and Ada Clay Townroe married 1903, Yorkshire, England.

Ada Wright and the children departed England 29 January 1929 for WA on ‘Borda’.  Ada had seven children  between the ages 7-20.  It is assumed her husband John was already in WA. Cyril was 14 years old.

Below are their names of ‘Borda’ shipping list.

 

John Wright died at Williams in 1932.

After the war Cyril married 1945 to Marjory Christina Varney at East Coolgardie.  Marjory was the youngest of three daughters to parents John Richard and Agnes Varney.

 

During the 1930’s Marjory was involved with Church of Christ Band, Kalgoorlie.

 

 

Marjory’s sister Jean marries in 1937.

Marjory’s father died 1937

 

Sadly sister Jean died of illness 1944.

 

The couple resided Kalgoorlie.  In 1958 – 1972  Electoral Rolls they lived 11 Balfour St, Tom was Rep WAGR.  In 1980 Cyril was storeman living Worthley St, Kalgoorlie with Marjory.

It is not known if they had a family.

Cyril passed away aged 93 yrs, February 3 2007, at Kalgoorlie, WA.

Back