Charles Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
James William Wright
Emily Wright (nee Love)
Edith Emily Brockway
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Aldershot, Hampshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
France & Flanders
Motcombe, Dorset

Charles Wright was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Jun 1893 the son of James William Wright and Emily Wright (nee Love).  He spent his early years living in Enmore Green.  By 1911 he was stationed at Aldershot, Hampshire, serving with the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service Nos. M/25950 & 561892).  He was a Butcher by trade and served with the 10th Brigade.  The Absent Voters List of 1918 shows his home address to be 34 Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  He served in France & Flanders from 13 Aug 1914 and on his discharge on 22 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  During his service he had received an injury to his lag and had been awarded a small pension. He married Edith Emily Brockway at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22 Aug 1918.   The 1921 Census shows him living at 6 Barton Hill, Shaftesbury, working as a Lorry Driver for C & G Prideaux's milk factory in Motcombe, Dorset. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at 6 Barton Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, now described as a Butcher (Shopkeeper).  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1961.


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