St James War Memorial 02

William Thomas Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: William Thomas
Other people in this story:
Henry Wright
Eliza Wright
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Aval Wood Military Cemetery
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
William Thomas Wright was born in 1899 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Henry Wright, a "Groom to Horse Dealer", and Eliza Wright. The family lived in Enmore Green. By the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at 72 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. (Service No. 41253). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 30th June 1918 and was buried at Aval Wood Military Cemetery (grave id. I.BB.14). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ War Memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 02
  • Names on St. James War Memorial 3
  • St. James Roll of Honour
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives