Other names: Edwin George
Locations in this story: Walthamstow, EssexWandsworth, SurreyShaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Edwin George Wright was born in Walthamstow, Essex, on 20 Mar 1887 the son of Thomas Henry Wright and Eliza Wright. He lived his early life in and around Walthamstow. He married Lucy Ellen Coombes in Wandsworth, Surrey, on 7 Sep 1912. They moved to Shaftesbury, Dorset, and were living at 16 New Buildings, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, at the time of the outbreak of war. Edwin was working as a Bricklayer. He had enlisted on 11 Dec 1915 and was placed on reserve until mobilized on 13 Mar 1917 with the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. 240975). He served in France and Flanders where his rank was amended to Pioneer and he served with the 337th Road Construction Company (Service No. WR25463). He appeared to have a number of hospital admissions between Feb 1918 and Jan 1919 but no reasons were given. He was eventually discharged on 28 Nov 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He regrettably died in Shaftesbury, Dorset on 9 Jun 1933 and was buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 13 Jun 1933.