Born: 4th January 1878, Candewdon, Essex.

Died: 15th October 1914; age 37; KiA with submarine U 9 in North Sea.

Rank: Petty Oficer 2nd Class; Service Number: 173141 (RFR/CH/B/2091)

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Hawke’.


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Emily Wright, of Poors Cottage, Canewdon, Rochford, Essex.




1881   Cottage, Canewdon, Essex.


Albert was 3 years old and living with his parents 7 siblings.

James Wright, 43, a Labourer, born Canewdon.

Emily Wright (nee Whitwell), 42, born Canewdon.

Jael Wright, 12, born Canewdon.

James Wright, 10, born Canewdon.

Gertrude Wright, 7, born Canewdon.

Harry Wright, 6, born Canewdon.


1891   Canewdon Street, Canewdon, Essex.


Albert was 13 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his widowed father.

James, 53, a Farm Labourer.


1901   ‘Wildfire’ Gunnery School, Sheerness, Kent.


Albert was 23 years old, a Seaman and member of the crew on board ‘Wildfire’ a Royal Naval Gunnery School. Captain – Charles Campbell.


1911   ‘Harold Cottage’, Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.


Albert was 33 years old, a General Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Rachel, 28, a Pedlar.


In 1910, Saffron Walden, Essex, Albert married, Rachael Lydia, born 1883, Leeds, Yorkshire.


Albert’s mother, Emily Wright, died September, 1884, Canewdon, Essex.

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