Other names: Rebbick Leonard
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetJutlandKingston-upon-Hull, East Riding, Yorkshire
Story: Rebbick Leonard Wright was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Jul 1890 the son of Sylvester Wallace Wright and Laura Wright (nee 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 22 Feb 1912 with the eventual rank of Cook Class 1 (Service No. L3369). He served initially on HMS Warrior and later on HMS Conqueror, a Orion Class Dreadnought Battleship, at the Battle of Jutland. He was discharged on 5 Dec 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. 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, working as a Joiner's Labourer. His death was recorded in Kingston-upon-Hull on 22 Jul 1964. His brother, Maurice William Wright, also served in the conflict.