Rebbick Leonard Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Rebbick Leonard
Other people in this story:
Sylvester Wallace Wright
Laura Wright née Young
Emily Wright née Weaver
Maurice William Wright
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire

Rebbick Leonard Wright (Registered as Rebbeck but various spellings used throughout his life) was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15th July 1890, the son of Sylvester Wallace Wright and Laura Wright (née Young).  He lived some of his early life at the Half Moon Inn where his father was the licensee.  He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 22nd February 1912 with the eventual rank of Cook Class 1 (Service No. L3369). He served initially on HMS Warrior and later on HMS Conqueror, an Orion Class Dreadnought Battleship, at the Battle of Jutland.   He was discharged on 5th December 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.   The 1921 census record has not been found but in 1920 he was registered in the Electoral Roll at 18 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. He married Emily Weaver in Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, in 1923.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 69 Wellsted Street, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire, and was working as a Joiner's Labourer.   His death was recorded in Kingston-upon-Hull on 22nd July 1964.  His brother, Maurice William Wright, also served in the conflict.


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Maurice William Wright
The National Archives