Boatswain William Wright served in the Merchant Navy during World War Two. He was the husband of Ellen Wright of 29 Albert Road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. The record of his death and local newspaper articles use the alternative name of William Erdis.
He died on 5th November 1940 aged 45 years old. He was onboard SS Kenbane Head went it came under attack from the Kriegsmarine surface raider Admiral Scheer. A total of 24 men died when the Belfast built vessel went down off the coast of Greenland.
William Wright has no known grave. His name is on Panel 60 of the Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.