1st Battalion Essex Regiment

Lance Corporal Bertram Stanley Wright

L-Cpl Bertram Stanley Wright, 202053, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, died in hospital in France on July 7th, 1918, from wounds that he sustained in action two days earlier. He left a widow and a young son in Luton, and had served in France for 14 months.

His officer, Lieut Middleton, wrote to widow Margaret at 7 Butlin Road, Luton, to inform her that her husband wanted her to know that he had been injured in the left leg. Later, a hospital sister wrote to say that L-Cpl Wright was in a critical condition, followed by a second letter with the news of his death.

Private Algernon Wiseman

Pte Aldernon Wiseman, 325958, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, was killed in action at Cambrai on November 30th, 1917.

Born in Stopsley in 1892, he was a son of Arthur and Mary Jane Wiseman, of 12 Cross Street, Luton. In the 1911 Census he was a grocer's assistant.

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