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Albert Edward Wright
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Name: Albert Edward Wright Rank: Sergeant Service Number: 1524 Service: No. 1 Service Flying Training School, Royal Australian Air Force Date of Birth: August 28, 1904 Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: Unknown Place of Enlistment: Laverton, Victoria County, Australia Address at Enlistment: Laverton, Victoria County, Australia Age at Enlistment: Unknown Marital Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Ivy Wright (Wife) Date of Death: February 18, 1940 Age: 35 Cemetery: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Fawkner, Moreland City, Victoria, Australia Grave: Roman Catholic Plot, Compt. R, Grave 2212 Albert Edward Wright was the son of William Wright and Hanna Wright. It is not known when Albert moved to Australia, but he was living there when he married Ivy Edna Rubina Simons (1908-1983) of Melbourne, Victoria County, Australia, in 1929. Ivy and Albert had one son, Noel Wright (1931-1998). Albert enlisted in Australia in the Royal Australian Air Force and was stationed at the No. 1 Service Flying Training School. No. 1 SFTS is one of the Air Force's original units, dating back to the service's formation in 1921, when it was established at RAAF Point Cook, Victoria. By the early 1930s, the school comprised training, fighter, and seaplane components. It was re-formed several times in the ensuing years, initially as No. 1 Service Flying Training School (No. 1 SFTS) in 1940, under the wartime Empire Air Training Scheme. After graduating nearly 3,000 pilots, No. 1 SFTS was disbanded in late 1944, when there was no further requirement to train Australian aircrew for service in Europe. Albert was serving at No. 1 SFTS in Point Cook, Victoria County, Australia, and died of natural causes on February 18, 1940. Albert was interred at the Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery in Fawkner, Moreland City, Victoria County, Australia. Albert Edward Wright 's name also appears on panel 117 of the Roll of Honour in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial.