Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 1

Sidney Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
James Wright
Julia Wright née Peters
Louisa Mary Wright nee Hyde
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salonika, Greece
Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Slough, Buckinghamshire
Eton, Buckinghamshire

Sidney Wright was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1891, the son of James Wright and Julia Wright (née Peters).  He lived most of his early life at 7 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, apart from his Military Service.   He enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 95604).   He served in Salonika and the Balkans and he was treated for malaria in August and September 1918 at the 28th General Hospital.  He was discharged from service on 9th December 1919 and he made a claim for a pension due to defective eyesight.  This was refused.  He was however awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The records of Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, show that Marriage Banns were called, the last one on 25 Jun 1916, concerning his upcoming marriage to Louisa Mary Hyde of Burnham, Buckinghamshire. The 1921 Census shows him as a visitor with his wife and two daughters at the home of his parents-in-law in Burnham. The 1939 Register records him now living at 7 Ivey Cottages, Slough, Buckinghamshire, working as a Club Cleaner. His death was recorded at the Eton, Buckinghamshire, Registry during 1943.


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