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   mr David Wright
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Dated added: 17/02/2019   Last updated: 15/12/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian - British (British Civilian)
Died: 03/09/1939 (Died at Sea)
Age: 63
David Wright was the son of John Wright. He was born about 1872 in County Tyrone. According to newspaper reports, David was from Killshannagh, County. Tyrone. This is almost certainly Kilsannagh. He was travelling to America on board SS Athenia. On 3rd September 1939 it was attacked and sunk by a German U-boat in the Atlantic, 340 miles off the Donegal coast. David Wright was described as being a 63 year old laundry manager, a US citizen.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Deptford Metropolitan Borough
  Deptford, London
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 3167619
Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the 1939-1945 War, the names of more than 67,000 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George's Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.
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1 1901 Census lists Wright family Possible listing of David Wright at house 17 in Kilmore, Minterburn, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Wright family Possible listing of David Wright at house 13 in Kilmore, Minterburn, Tyrone
3 Athenia passenger list Lists David as being as US citizen.
4 - Kilsannagh Townland of Kilsannagh borders Kilmore
5 Wartime NI - WW2 Details of David Wright
6 Wikipedia - SS Athenia Details of SS Athenia including photo
7 Brief details of David Wright
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021