St. James' War Memorial

Herbert Stephen Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Herbert Stephen
Other people in this story:
James William Wright
Emily Wright nee Love
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Motcombe, Dorset
St. 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 (nee 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.    

Images:
  • Park Walk War Memorial 4
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 3
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 01
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives