51256 Lt. Percy Wright was born in West Tilbury, Essex, England, in September 1885.

After emigrating to Canada with his brother before the War, and noted as a "Salesperson" at the time of his enlisting, Percy had had previous militia experience in the Essex Yeomanry and attested into the CEF in Winnpieg on Christmas Eve, 1914.

Serving with the P.P.C.L.I. (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry), Percy was transferred to the 4th CMR in June, 1918, (one of just three men who had come from the P.P.C.L.I.).

Sadly Percy was lost on September 1st, 1918, and although he had married it is sad to note that his daughter was just two years old when he died, and was never to know her father.

Lt. Percy Wright lies at rest, with 19 other 4th CMR men, in Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.

Click here to see an image of Percy Wright's headstone.

The above details, portrait and headstone photographs are with thanks to Yvo Henniker-Heaton.