1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
John David Wright was the son of Robert and Susana Wright. He was born on 30th January 1895 in Desertmartin. The family lived in Desertmartin. His father died when he was seven years old. John was a farm labourer. Private John David Wright was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in the assault on Scimitar Hill during the Gallipoli Campaign on 21st August 1915.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.