Other names: Maurice William
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSt. Pancras, LondonPaddington, LondonFrance & Flanders
Story: Maurice William Wright was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28 Nov 1887 and baptised at St. James Church on 25 Dec 1887 the son of Sylvester Wallace Wright and Laura Wright (nee Young). He spent his early years at the Half Moon Inn where his father was the licensee. By 1911 he had moved to 11 Gower Place, St, Pancras, London, where he was employed as a House Porter in a business house. He enlisted with the 3rd Battalion of the London Regiment as a Private (Service No. 253772) later transferring to the Army Service Corps on 22 Oct 1917 and joining the 1029th Company (Motor Transport). He had served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Gladys M. Thorpe in 1925 in St. Pancras, London. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 47 Grafton Way, St. Pancras, London, working as a Department Store Catering Storekeeper. His death was registered in the Paddington, London, Registry in 1952. Muarice's brother, Rebbick Leonard Wright, also served in the conflict.