Lost: UNK Found: 2013 Returned: 01 JUL 2016 Location: Watertown, NY
Corporal Ernest Homer Wright (SN: 2940119) was born 18 October 1892 to Charles E. and Minta E. Benjamin Wright in Watertown, NY. His father was a painter by trade and once a member of the Watertown Police Department. He and his family lived at 234 High Street.
He would later enlist on 28 April 1918 into the U.S. Army to serve in WWI. He was assigned to Company F, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division. He would see action at Argonne and St. Mihiel. During combat actions in St. Mihiel, he was shot in the foot on 01 November 1918. For that action, he received the Purple Heart. He was discharged on 29 January 1919 and returned home to Watertown.
He would later pass on 09 March 1956. At the time of his death, he was married to Miss Edna A. Kesler Wright. He is buried in the North Watertown Cemetery in Watertown, New York. He was a former member of the Barben-Jones Post 1400 of the VFW and the Watertown Army & Navy Post 61 of the American Legion.
The organization along with several volunteer researchers have determined that Corporal Wright does not have any direct living relatives, therefore his Purple Heart will be donated to the historical society.