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   Sergeant Samuel James Wright
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Dated added: 03/04/2017   Last updated: 04/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 23rd Infantry Regiment, US Army (United States Army)
Died: 19/07/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 28
Samuel James Wright was the youngest son of Thomas Wright. Samuel was born in Aughnacloy about 1890. The Ellis Island website lists a Samuel Wright, born Tyrone, who arrived in the United States on 26th May 1906. He was 16 years old. Samuel was living in Penn Line, Pennsylvania prior to enlisting. Sergeant Samuel J Wright was serving with 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division, of the United States Army when he was killed in action on 19th July 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
  Fere-en-Tardenois, Seringes-et-Nesles
Grave Ref: Plot B Row 21 Grave 1
CWGC Casualty -1
The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial is an American military cemetery in northern France. Plots A through D contains the graves of 6,012 American soldiers who died while fighting in this vicinity during World War I, 597 of which were not identified, as well as a monument for 241 Americans who were missing in action during battles in the same area and whose remains were never recovered.
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1 1901 census lists Wright family Possible listing of Samuel age 11, living with the family at house 112 in Moore Street, Aughnacloy
2 23rd infantry, 2nd division WRIGHT, Samuel James, Linesville, PENNSYLVANIA, Sergeant, KILLED IN ACTION
3 American Battle Monuments Commission Details of Sergeant Samuel J Wright
4 Ellis Island Foundation U.S. Immigation records list Samuel Wright
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