On this day in 1916 James Adamson Wright signed up in Midland, Ontario. He was born on January 9th, 1894 in Deseronto, the son of Richard Wright and Effie (née Sager).
James joined the 157th Battalion with the regimental number 644538. He was five feet three inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair.
Wright married Hazel Elizabeth Peacock (who was born in Michigan) in Barrie on February 21st, 1917. They left Canada, heading for Saginaw, Michigan, in March 1920. James died there on June 16th, 1975.