WRIGHT, Peter Harold  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Wright, Peter Harold
Date of birth:  August 10th, 1916 (Mettingham, Suffolk, Great Britain)
Date of death:  April 5th, 1990 (Ipswich, Suffolk, Great Britain)
Nationality:  British
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Company Sergeant-Major
Unit: 3rd. Bn. Coldstream Guards, British Army
Received on: 22 November 1944
Action: On 25 September 1943, a company from the 3rd. Coldstream Guards came under heavy enemy fire when they stormed a hill near Salerno, Italy. Because most allied officers became casualties, Company Sergeant-Major Wright took command. He personally managed to put three enemy machine-gun posts out of action. When the enemy carried out a counter attack he managed to beat off the counter attack and consolidated his position.
Details: Peter Harold Wright is buried at the All Saints Churchyard, Ashbocking, Great Britain.
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - www.peterwrightvc.com
Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
   
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