Thursday, October 25, 2018

PVT Crockett Isaac Wright

courtesy of Larry Eanes
PVT Crockett Isaac Wright was born 18 Jul 1896 in Rocky Mount, Virginia the 5th of 14 children of Joel Thomas and Martha Ann (Stanley) Wright.  The family farmed.

When Crockett entered the Army he was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry.  He was transported with that unit aboard the USS Finland to France, departing Hoboken, New Jersey on 15 Jun 1918.  PVT Crockett Wright was killed in action in the vicinity of Molleville Farm on 25 Oct 1918.

PVT Wright was repatriated and is buried with family members in the Gogginsville United Methodist Church Cemetery in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

Crockett's brother also served in F Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Richard Dow Wright died of wounds on 11 Oct 1918 and his buried next to Crockett. Brother, Sankey M. Wright, was killed in Germany while serving as a Private, 117th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division, in World War II.

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