Born: 1906, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.

Died: 9th February 1945; age 39; of Asphyxia from coal gas poisoning – at 8, Geneva Road, Ipswich – self administered – being at the time of unsound mind did kill himself.

Inquest held 13th February 1945.

Occupation: an Electrician.


Rank: Leading Aircraftman; Service Number: 1263808.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves.


Grave Reference:


St. Mary & St. Botolph Churchyard,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Maria Wright; husband of Anne Wright, of Ipswich.




1911   10, Goldspink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.


Aldridge was 5 years old and living with his mother & siblings at the home of his maternal uncle.

Robert George Pearson, 41, a Corporation Labourer – Corporation, born Newcastle upon Tyne.

Maria Wright (nee Butler), 32, born Newcastle upon Tyne.

Kingsley Wright, 8, born Newcastle upon Tyne.

Wreford Wright, 7, born Newcastle upon Tyne.

Alma Wright, 3, born Newcastle upon Tyne.


Aldridge’s father was James Wright, born 1880, Newcastle upon Tyne, a Commercial Clerk.


In 1928, Ipswich, Aldridge married Arthurina Annie Butler, born July 1903, Gateshead, Durham.

Every year a Battle of Britton service is held at Whitton church. Following the service, Air cadets and a civic party lay wreaths at the graves of the two airmen.

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