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Pte William George Wright

The British Cyprus Memorial Trust

23067156 - 1st Bn. Royal Norfolk Regiment

Wayne's Keep - Plot 21 Row A Grave 7

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Remembrance by: The British Cyprus Memorial Trust

Date added: 9 Jul 2009

Pte William George WRIGHT is one of the 372 British Servicemen who died on active service during the four-year Cyprus Emergency April 1 1955 to April 18 1959, and whose name is among those remembered with honour on the British Cyprus Memorial. Serving with the Royal Norfolk Regiment, he was killed along with four others from his regiment — and 15 other British soldiers — during an anti-terrorist operation, ‘Lucky Alphonse’, on June 17 1956 when they were trapped in a fierce fire in a heavily-wooded area of the Troodos Mountains set ablaze by a mortar bomb explosion in the tinder-dry forest. Aged 20 from Tillingham, Essex, he is buried at Wayne’s Keep, the British military cemetery in Cyprus, Plot 24 Row E Grave 2.
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