Wright, Jack

  • Township: North Oxford
  • Branch: Royal Canadian Army, Elgin Regiment, Army Services Corps
  • Where born: Yorkshire, England
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: 1940 -
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

Jack Wright was born in Yorkshire, England and came to Canada in 1924. He attended Beachville Public school and worked on farms in the area. He also worked in lumber camps and then the Cyanamid Quarry in 1939. In 1940 he enlisted in the Elgin Regiment, trained in London, Toronto, Val Cartier and Sussex, New Brunswick. Jack left the Elgin’s and joined the Army Services Corps. In 1941 he left from St. John’s New Brunswick for overseas. He saw action in France and Belgium, ending up in Holland. After the war Jack returned home to his job at the Quarry. He was employed there for 39 years until his retirement in 1982.

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