Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
19 Feb 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Ernest Wright was born in Luton in October 1894.
In 1911 he was 16 years old & working as a straw hat finisher. He was living with his family at 98 Midland Road. His father Sidney 59 is an employer in the straw hat manufacturing trade working from home with some members of the family. Ernest's mother Jane 52, sister Ethel 21 & boarder Agnes Waller 24 are machinists. Twin brother Walter is a general engineer, whilst Beatrice 14 is assisting at home with their invalid sister 28 year old Edith Emma.
Ernest enlisted into the Army Service Corps that provided food, equipment, ammunition & transport. He joined the Canteens division where he worked within clerks & accountants department.
Ernest died on 19th February 1917 & was buried in the cemetery on Crawley Green Road.