Private Ernest Wright

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Oct 1894

Date of Death

19 Feb 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Hat factory worker


Mr Cox, Hazelbury Crescent

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

40 Buxton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Bury St Edmunds hospital
United Kingdom

Grave Location

Plot Y.J.47
Crawley Green Road
United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

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.

Individual Location

Author: KarenC

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