Other names: Charles
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetAldershot, HampshireShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: 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. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Edith Emily Brockway at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22 Aug 1918. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 Barton Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and described as a Butcher (Shopkeeper). His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1961.