Harry Frederick Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Harry Frederick
Other people in this story:
James William Wright
Emily Kate Wright (nee Love)
Herbert Stephen Wright
Emily Padfield
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Frome, Somerset

Harry Frederick Wright was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Dec 1896 the son of James William Wright and Emily Kate Wright (nee Love).  He lived for a short while in 72 St James Street, Shaftesbury but mainly at 34 Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  His father had died on 20 Sep 1907.  By 1911 Harry was working as a Grocer's Assistant.  He had enlisted shortly after his eighteenth birthday on 22 Apr 1915 and joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 242000).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but at some time he suffered a severe hernia and was transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 401658).  He was discharged as being unfit for further duty on 10 Apr 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 467568 as well as a time limited pension.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Emily Padfield in Shaftesbury on 22 Jun 1925.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 14 Wallbridge Avenue, Frome, Somerset, working as a Driver/Salesman for the Petroleum Board.  His death was recorded in Frome on 10 Oct 1969.  His brother, Herbert Stephen Wright, also served but regrettably died during the conflict.


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