Sergeant William Wright

08 Jan 1945

William Wright, son of Robert and Mrs Wright and husband of Kathleen Wright, of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, enlisted into The Royal Ulster Rifles and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Wright successfully completed Glider training and was posted to 1st (Airborne) Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles. He took part in the 6th Airborne response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.

Sgt Wright was killed in action on 8 January 1945, aged 33, and buried at Wavereille, north of the road, between the church and cross roads. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 21 May 1947.

Grave image supplied by Bob Hilton.

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