Lieutenant H. R. Lindsay Wright
SAC 1907-1914
Cadet Commanding Officer 1913-1914

Lieutenant H.R. Lindsay WrightLieutenant Henry Robert Lindsay Wright was born May 30, 1896, the son of Henry and Ida Adele Wright, of 584 Avenue Rd, Toronto.  He attended St. Andrew's College from 1907 to 1914 where he was a prefect for two years, and Captain of both the Cricket and championship 1st Football teams.  In 1913-14 he served as the Cadet Commanding Officer of the Cadet Corps.

A contemporary wrote:

"II had been living in hopes that the news I read concerning poor 'Trav' and 'Lin' would turn out to be false, and I was almost heartbroken to hear the confirmation of their deaths. They were both more or less idols of mine at S.A.C......I was too young in the old school days to have become personal friends of either of them; but in the Lower School it was always, 'Well Trav does it this way' or 'Lin does it that way', and whatever it was the argument was thereby settled."

from Not An Ordinary Place, pp117-118

Wright enrolled on September 18, 1915, and served in the 1st Canadian Division, 14th Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action on August 28th, 1918 at aged 22, apparently seated at the regimental mess and killed by a high explosive shell. He is buried in Achicourt Road Cemetery, Achicourt, France (Grave Reference: D. 25.) 

  • Attestation Papers (Archives of Canada) - Front - Back
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial page for H. R. Lindsay Wright. On this page is also a link to his commemoration on Page 526 of the First World War Book of Remembrance