They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


James Bernard Wright, D.S.M.


Able Seaman Anti-Aircraft Rating 3rd Class, V26288, RCNVR


Born: 22 Jan 1922, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia


Died: 14 Feb 1945, Ostend, Belgium


Book of Remembrance


WRIGHT, James Bernard, AB AAIII, V26288, RCNVR killed - 14 Feb 1945, 29TH MTB Flotilla - Son of William Herbert Wright and Beatrice E. Wright, of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.


James' brother Sydney Edgar Wright also served in the RCNVR during the Second World War.



Citation for award of the Distinguished Service Medal:


WRIGHT, James Bernard, Acting Able Seaman, V26288, Distinguished Service Medal (DSM), RCNVR - Awarded as per Canada Gazette of 20 January 1945 and London Gazette of 29 August 1944.


"For good services in landings in Normandy."



Ships served in:

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX (HMCS STADACONA Depot Ship for) - Enlisted 11 Aug 1941

HMCS DRUMMONDVILLE - Served in DRUMMONDVILLE 24 Sep 1942 - 12 May 1943 as an A/AB, RCNVR

ML Q109 - Served in Q109 24 Aug 1943 - 15 Nov 1943 as an A/AB, RCNVR

29th MTB FLOTILLA - Drafted to the 29th MTB Flotilla 14 Apr 1944

MTB466 - Served in MTB 466 during D-Day landings


Documents from the Service File of James Wright


Article from the Halifax Herald, Friday, 03 Nov 1944



Second World War Casualty Index