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Gordon Brooks Wright

In memory of:

Major Gordon Brooks Wright

May 21, 1915

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

3rd Field Coy.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Service Order

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information


Brother of Major Joshua Stanley Wright, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 42 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HINGES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

A. 12.

Location:

Hinges is a village and commune in the Pas-de-Calais some 5 kilometres north-west of Bethune. The HINGES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the southern side of the village adjoining the Communal Cemetery. From the church in Hinges head south west on the Rue de Bethune. The HINGES MILITARY CEMETERY is 400 metres from the church on the left hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Calgary Herald May 26, 1915.
  • Memorial Arch– Maj Gordon Brooks Wright DSO, RCE, a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (Cadet 558) was killed in action in France 21 May 1915. He was buried at the Hinges Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. 

His brother, Major J.S. Wright 50th Bn CEP, a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (814) Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), was killed in action in France 18 Nov 1916. He is remembered on the Vimy Memorial; Pas de Calais, France. 

Their mother, Mrs Josua Wright, unveiled the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– On the 15th June 1924, the Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario was unveiled by Mrs. Joshua Wright, mother of two ex-cadets who gave their lives in the First World War, and was dedicated by the Rt-Rev Dr. Bidwell, Lord Bishop of Ontario. #558 Major Gordon Brooks Wright, DSO, RCE, (RMC 1901) was killed in action in France on 21 May 1915. #814 Major Joshua Stanley Wright, 50th Bn CEF (RMC 1912) of the Canadian Infnatry (Alberta Regiment) was killed in action in France on 18 Nov 1916.


Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial Doll– On the 15th June 1924, the Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario was unveiled by Mrs. Joshua Wright, mother of two ex-cadets who gave their lives in the First World War, and was dedicated by the Rt-Rev Dr. Bidwell, Lord Bishop of Ontario. #558 Major Gordon Brooks Wright, DSO, RCE, (RMC 1901) was killed in action in France on 21 May 1915. #814 Major Joshua Stanley Wright, 50th Bn CEF (RMC 1912) of the Canadian Infnatry (Alberta Regiment) was killed in action in France on 18 Nov 1916.


Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Plaque– On the 15th June 1924, the Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario was unveiled by Mrs. Joshua Wright, mother of two ex-cadets who gave their lives in the First World War, and was dedicated by the Rt-Rev Dr. Bidwell, Lord Bishop of Ontario. #558 Major Gordon Brooks Wright, DSO, RCE, (RMC 1901) was killed in action in France on 21 May 1915. #814 Major Joshua Stanley Wright, 50th Bn CEF (RMC 1912) of the Canadian Infnatry (Alberta Regiment) was killed in action in France on 18 Nov 1916.


Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Great War Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
558 Major Gordon Brooks Wright DSO (RMC 1904) served with the Canadian Engineers, 3rd Field Coy. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order. He died 21 May 1915. He was buried in the Hinges Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
558 Major Gordon Brooks Wright DSO (RMC 1904) served with the Canadian Engineers, 3rd Field Coy. He was awarded a Distinguished Service Order. He died 21 May 1915. He was buried in the Hinges Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial Stair– Memorial Stairwell, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial– Mrs Joshua Wright, the mother of Maj Gordon Brooks Wright and Maj Joshua Stanley Wright unveilled the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

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