Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 2534
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 14th July 1915 aged 23
Buried : Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France, Grave II. A. 6.
Relatives : Son of Mr C.E. and Mrs A.E. Wright, 150 Mount Pleasant, Redditch
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Headless Cross The Bridge Church formerly St Luke's Church. Redditch Bates Hill Methodist Church now in Redditch Emmanuel Church with the information: Private
The death of 2534 Pte A Wright of Redditch is reported in Berrow’s Worcester Journal, Saturday 24th July 1915.
Malvern News, 24th July 1915:
Wright, 2534 Pte A. Died of spotted fever on 14th July 1915. His parents live at 150 Mount Pleasant, Redditch.
A photograph of Private A. Wright of Redditch can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, 31st July 1915, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information has been researched by Jillian Coombes:
On the 1911 census Albert Wright aged 19, born in Redditch, Picture Frame Maker, lived with his parents Charles Edward Wright and Annie Eliza Wright and siblings at 150 Mount Pleasant, Redditch.
The Birmingham Daily Mail, Friday 23rd July 1915:
Private Albert Wright of the 8th Worcesters, aged 24, son of Mr Charles Wright, Mount Pleasant, Redditch, has died at a base hospital in France. He was one of six brothers in the forces, and a short time ago Mr Wright received a letter of congratulation from the King.
Birmingham Daily Mail courtesy of British Library image:
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 24th July 1915:
Territorial Casualties – Died of Disease – the death is notified of 2534 Private A. Wright, whose parents live at 150 Mount Pleasant, Redditch. He died of spotted fever on the 14th inst.
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk