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Private William Wright


Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

An interesting family group in our picture page today is that of Trooper Harry Wright (Yorkshire Hussars) and Private William Wright (Northumberland Fusiliers), now in France, who are brothers, and sons of Mr and Mrs Herbert Wright, of 42 Upper Denmark Street, Harrogate; Arthur Wright (of the West Yorks), son of Mr and Mrs Edwin Wright, of 12a Franklin Square, cousin of the above; and Lance Corporal A Blackstone (of the West Yorks), 2 Crab Lane, Bilton, who is the uncle of the above.


Harrogate Herald - 1st December 1915

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Local Lads on Active Service :

Trooper H Wright, Yorkshire Hussars

Private A Wright, West Yorks

Private W Wright, Northumberland Fusiliers


Harrogate Herald - 21st November 1917

Roll of Honour

Mr & Mrs Herbert Wright, 42 Denmark Street, Harrogate, have received official notice that their second son, Private William Wright (Northumbrian Fusiliers) had died of wounds received in action on the 28th October. They previously had letters from the chaplain and matron saying he was very severely wounded in the thigh and abdomen on the 26th October, and passed peacefully away on the 28th at the 4th CCS, France, although everything possible was done for him. He joined the Army when only 17 years, and was wounded on the Somme on July 3rd, 1916. He was close on his 20th birthday. His brother, Private Harry Wright, is a prisoner of war in Sendung, Germany. The parents have received the following letter from the Harrogate and District Co-operative Society : "I am requested by the directors of the above society to convey to you and your family their deepest sympathy with you on the sad loss you are called upon to bear by the death of your son on the battlefield. We always found him a very good servant while in our employ".



Gunner H Crosthwaite, writing from General Military Hospital, Edmonton, says : I am pleased to say I am going on very well at present, and have now got eight of my wounds healed up. The doctor came to examine my foot last week to see if it was fit to travel, but I am sorry to say he will not let me come until after Christmas. When I go get home, I shall come and see you, so as to thank you personally for sending me the paper so regularly while serving in France. I always look forward to it coming, as it always let me know how things were at home, also how my chums were going on. I was very sorry to hear of the death of Private W Wright, as he was an old school mate of mine, and was always cheerful. I am sure his parents have my deepest sympathy.


Harrogate Herald - 16th January 1918

Roll of Honour

Private William Wright (NF), of 42 Denmark Street, Harrogate, was very severely wounded in the attack at Houthulat Woods on October 26th, 1917, and died on October 28th, 1917, at the 4th Casualty Clearing Station, France. He was employed in the boot repairing department at the Co-operative Stores before enlistment. He joined up in May, 1915.


Harrogate Herald - 27th October 1920

In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private William Wright, Northumberland Fusiliers, who died of wounds in France, October 28th, 1917 - From father, mother, sisters, and brothers.


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