Other names: Herbert Stephen
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersLapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceEnmore Green, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyMotcombe, DorsetSt. John's Church, Enmore Green
Story: Herbert Stephen Wright was born in 1899 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of James William Wright, a horse dealer's groom, and Emily Wright (née Love). His father died on 20th September, 1907. The family had lived at 72 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset. At the time of the 1911 Census he was at school yet working as an errand boy and living in Enmore Green. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the 2/7th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regt (Service No. 35211). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 13th April 1918 and was buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. IX.B.14). He is remembered on the Park Walk, Enmore Green and St. James’ war memorials in Shaftesbury and on the Motcombe War Memorial. He also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. There is also a record that he is remembered on his father's grave in St. John's Churchyard, Enmore Green. His brother, Harry Frederick Wright, also served but survived the conflict.