Charles Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Wright
Hannah Wright (nee Lodge)
Ada Caroline Rideout
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Charles Wright was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Mar 1871 the son of Charles Wright and Hannah Wright (nee Lodge).  He lived all his early life in the family home at Barton Hill, Shaftesbury.  He had joined the 12th Lancers as a Trooper some time prior to 1898 as he was discharged on 12 Jun, 1898 having completed his engagement and was placed on reserve (Service No. 3551).  He married Ada Caroline Rideout at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Oct 1899 and they went on to have three children.  By the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 5 Parsons Pool, Shaftesbury, working as a Groom.  He was called out of reserved on 19 Apr 1915 and joined the Royal Defence Corps as a Private (Service No. 8709).  He served all his time in the UK with the 263rd Protection Company and was discharged on 22 Feb 1919.  There are no medal records in this case.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at 5 Parsons Pool, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Dried Milk Powder Packer.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1943.


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