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William Jonathan Wright

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Jonathan Wright

August 18, 1917

Military Service




Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


19th Bn.

Additional Information

Husband of Mary Edith Wright, of St Marys, Ontario. Graduate of Toronto University and Principal of St Marys Collegiate. Born at Harrington, Oxford Co., Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 354 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. D. 38.


Sains-en-Gohelle is a mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras on the road to Bethune. Fosse No.10 is a pithead and group of miners' houses south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press August 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Jonathan Wright– Lt WJ Wright

Lt Wright is commemorated on the St Marys Memorial at Town Hall on Queen Street East, St Marys, Ontario and on a bronze plaque in the St Marys and District Collegiate on James Street South in St Marys.
  • Roll of Honour– University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918, 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Photo of William Wright– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.

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