CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Benson Wright
Died: November 18, 1916

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
75th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Country:
Not Specified
Next of Kin:
Alfred Wright, Father, 60 Crescent Rd., Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1896
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
July 29, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
5 Feet 10 1/2 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
November 18, 1916
Age at Death:
20
Buried at:
Adanac Military Cemetery, France
Plot:
II. H. 6.
Commemorated:
(i) Upper Canada College Roll of Honour and Memorial Tablet, (ii) University of Toronto Soldiers' Tower.
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Sources:

The War Book of Upper Canada College, 1923

 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 75th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Militia Kapuskasing Guard

Son of Alfred and Emily Alves Wright, of 60, Crescent Rd., Toronto.

Background

Lt. Victor Benson Wright was educated at Rosedale Public School in Toronto, and at Upper Canada College.  He was a son of Mr. Alfred Wright, President of the London and Lancashire Guarantee & Accident Company..

Military Service

Lt. Wright served initially at Kapuskasing Internment Camp.  

He was wounded in August 1916 and killed in action, November 18th, 1916. 

 

Toronto Star - 24 January 1916:

Social Notes
Mrs. Alfred Wright, Crescent road, gave a tea on Saturday afternoon for her son, Lieut. Benson, and the officers of the 75th Battalion.