Wright, Herbert (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 5
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Word was received in this district on Friday morning last of the death in a trainer-bomber crash of Sergt. Herbert Wright, R.C.A.F., who was stationed at No. 6 Training School, Mountain View, near Belleville. The young air force man was a son of Rev. H.W. and Mrs. Wright of Hagersville, formerly of Beasmville, where Rev. Wright was pastor of the Baptist church, and a brother of David Wright, well known Beamsville businessman. Two other brothers also survive, Horace of New York and Norman of Toronto. Sergt. Wright was well and popularly known in Grimsby, having been the teacher of School No. 13, North Grimsby, just on top of Grimsby Mountain and it was from here that he joined up with the R.C.A.F. The deceased was a member of Union Lodge, A.F. & A.M., No. 7, Grimsby, and a Masonic service was held by his lodge brethren in the Buck Funeral Home, Beamsville, on Sunday evening, R.C. Bourne, W.M., conducting the service. As a token of the high regard in which they held their former teacher, the pupils of S.S. No. 13 sent a large and beautiful wreath to be placed upon his bier and many attended the last rites. Accorded full military honours, the funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church and at Mount Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville on Monday afternoon. Rev. S.R. McClung, of the Baptist Church, was the officiating clergyman, assisted by Padre Flt. Lt. Floyd, of the Dunnville Air School. A burial detachment from the Dunnville school under the command of Flying Officer C.A. Cramp, of Jarvis, marched from the church to the cemetery. The bearers were: Sgts. Trapper, Gillanders, Dixon, Martell, Hopper and Hill. The bearers from the funeral home to the church were: H.A.B. Bartlett, Frank Dunsmore, H. Bodman and James Bartlett. A full choral service was held at the church. Mrs. Robert Kemp presided at the organ.

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2 Mar 1944
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26 Feb 1944
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Wright, Herbert (Died)