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Royal Naval Scientific Service : Sir Charles Wright, K.C.B., O.B.E

Nature volume 159, page 631 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



CHARLES SEYMOUR WRIGHT, who has just resigned from the post of chief of the Royal Naval Scientific Service, was born in Toronto in 1887. He was educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto. He won a Wollaston Research Studentship and an 1851 Exhibition Scholarship, with which he proceeded to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He did research work at the Cavendish Laboratory during 1908-10. He joined Captain Scott as scientist to the Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13. After the return of the survivors of this expedition, he spent a year at Cambridge until the outbreak of war. He joined the Royal Engineers in 1914, first as wireless officer to the 5th Corps, during which period heearned the Military Cross. He later became O.C. Wireless of the 2nd Army, and for his services at this time was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He was decorated with the O.B.E. for his subsequent work in the Intelligence Division of the General Staff.

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