WRIGHT Frederick Knox

Male 1900 - 1990  (90 years)


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  • Name WRIGHT Frederick Knox 
    Born 1900  Hillgrove, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1969  24 Mailer Avenue, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1980  5/17 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 8 Oct 1990  Bankstown, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 11 Oct 1990  Wollongong Memorial Gardens, Unanderra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I9777  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 

    Father WRIGHT Stephen Wilfred,   b. c1865,   d. 24 Mar 1926, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother MOORE Rosetta,   b. 18 Feb 1875, Ballynagashel, County Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1945, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1894  Hillgrove, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F4244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 AMOS Sylvia Jane,   b. 1904, Woonora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1969, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Sep 1927  Bulli, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F6820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F5922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1900 - Hillgrove, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Sep 1927 - Bulli, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1969 - 24 Mailer Avenue, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1980 - 5/17 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Oct 1990 - Bankstown, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Service Number: 812
      Rank: Private
      Roll title: 12 Machine Gun Company - 10 to 15 Reinforcements (February-November 1917)
      Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
      Date of embarkation: 26 November 1917
      Place of embarkation: Melbourne
      Ship embarked on: SS Indarra



      1930 and 1936, 1937, 1943, 1954 Sylvia Jane - Mackie Street, Coniston, labourer and home duties



      WRIGHT - Frederick Knox - October 8, 1990, at a nursing home Bankstown, late of Wollongong, devoted husband of Mary (nee Stapley), loving father to Carmen and Janet and
      father in law to Sid, loved grandfather and great grandfather of their families.Sadly missed by all his relatives and friends.
      (SMH 11 oct 1990)

      Rookwood Crematorium Thursday 11 oct 1990
      A O’Hare Leichardt
      No flowers


      First Name: 
      Frederick
      Middle Name: 
      Knox
      Last Name: 
      Wright
      Date of Birth: 
      Wednesday, March 7, 1900
      Father's Name: 
      Stephen William Wright
      Date Enlisted: 
      Thursday, April 5, 1917
      Rank at Enlistment: 
      Private
      Rank at Discharge: 
      Private
      Unit: 
      15 Reinforcements
      Company: 
      12 Machine Gun Company
      Service: 
      Artillery
      Date of Death: 
      Monday, October 8, 1990
      Place of Death: 
      Bankstown, N.S.W.
      Cause of Death: 
      Age
      Details: 
      Frederick Knox Wright (Service No 812) was born in Hillgrove, N.S.W on 7 March 1900. Frederick enlisted when he was 17 years old, but listed his age as 18 years 1 month. Because he was under the age of 21, his father wrote a letter giving his permission for Frederick to enlist, which he did on 5 April, 1917, in Brisbane.
      Frederick was a single man working as a laborer at this time. 
      Fred's father, Stephen William Wright, of Wallangarra, Queensland, was his next of kin. Fred's mother is noted as 'whereabouts unknown'  in both his father's permission letter and on one of his official service documents.
      In February 1988 when Frederick was living in Wollongong, he wrote to his niece by marriage, Yvette Reeve (nee Amos), recounting his life story and experiences in the First World War, a brief summary of which follows.
      Fred had lived with his grandparents John and Margate Moore from 1906 in Hillgrove. He goes on to tell how he upon enlisting he added 2 1/2 years to his age. Initially sent to Enoggera, Brisbane, Fred was sent to Seymour and then Bendigo in Victoria, before sailing from Melbourne on 26 November 1917 on the S S Indarra, arriving in Egypt just before Christmas 1917.
      Five weeks later Frederick sailed on the Kashmar to Sorento, Italy, the ship being harassed by submarines on the way. From here Fred travelled by train through Italy and France to Cherbourg, and across to Plymouth, England, to the Army camp on Salisbury Plains, staying there for about 6 weeks.
      From here Fred was sent to a Machine Gun School at Nottingham for 6 weeks training. On completion of this course he was dispatched to Bolonge, France 'for my 18th birthday' and up to the front line to Corbe near Amiens.
      Fred was in hospital in Allandville when the Armistice was signed. After his release from hospital Fred joined up again with his machine gun comany, the 13th Company attached to the 4th Machine Battalion. The Company marched through Belgium and took up residence in Dinat, Belgium, spending a few months there. While stationed here Fred received news his older brother Jack was back in England having been a prisoner of war for 3 years in Germany.
      In 1919 Frederick boarded the 'Takada' to return to Austarlia, arriving on 17 or 18 July 1919. Fred was officially discharged from the Army in 19 October, 1919, in Brisbane.
      In September 1927 Frederick married Sylvia Jane Amos at Bulli.
      Fred continued to live most of his life in the Wollongong area, residing at Coniston and Wollongong. Not long before he died in October 1990, Frederick moved to the Bankstown area.


      http://www.illawarraremembers.com.au/node/1218

    Residence:
    • Crematorium

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1900 13200.

    2. [S212] Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980.

    3. [S53] Sydney Morning Herald (and Sun-Herald) Archive 1955-1995, 11 Oct 1990, p. 34.

    4. [S53] Sydney Morning Herald (and Sun-Herald) Archive 1955-1995, 11 oct 1990, p. 34.

    5. [S187] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007, Individual Rose 8B.

    6. [S6] 4149/1894.

    7. [S6] 14184/1927.