AUBREY GAINSFORD WRIGHT

Aubrey is remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

Born: 11th May 1890, Great Cornard, Suffolk.

Died: 31st May 1916; Age: 26; KiA – Battle of Jutland.

Residence: ‘Alderholt’ 10, Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Clerk.

Enlistment Details: Location: Portsmouth; Signed up for 12 years on the 19th February 1909. Height: 5ft 5ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & dark brown hair. Next of Kin: Annie M. Wright, of ‘Alderholt’ Ancaster Road, Ipswich – mother.

 

Service:

Nelson – Stoker II Class – 19th February 1909 – 18th May 1909

Hampshire – Stoker II Class – 19th May 1909

Hampshire – Stoker I Class – 24th March 1910 – 9th April 1910

Illustrious – Stoker I Class – 10th April 1910 – 10th January 1911

Neptune – Stoker I Class – 11th November 1911 – 27th January 1913

Victory II – Stoker I Class – 28th January 1913 – 3rd September 1913

Queen Mary – Stoker I Class – 4th September 1913

Queen Mary – acting Leading Stoker – 9th September 1914

Queen Mary – Leading Stoker – 6th May 1915

Queen Mary – Petty Officer Stoker – 23rd March 1916 – 31st May 1916.

 

Rank: Petty Officer Stocker; Service Number: K.2091.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Queen Mary.’

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 16.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial,

Hampshire.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Charles A. & Annie M. Wright, of ‘Alderholt’ 10, Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Sudbury Road, Great Cornard, Suffolk.

 

Aubrey was 11 months old and living with his parents & brothers.

Charles Albert Wright, 28, a Coal Agent – employer, born Edwardstone, Suffolk.

Annie Mary Wright (nee Walford), 27, born Walton-on-Naze, Essex.

Walter Charles Wright, 3, born Polstead, Suffolk.

Elliston Walford Wright, 2, born Great Cornard.

2 domestic servants.

 

1901   Sudbury Road, Great Cornard, Suffolk.

 

Aubrey was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles, 38, a Coal Agent – own account.

Mary, 37.

Walter, 13.

Elliston, 12.

Gladys Mary Wright, 8, born Great Cornard.

Eric Jack Wright, 6, born Great Cornard.

1 Governess.

1 Cook.

1 Housemaid.

 

1911   H.M.S. ‘Neptune’ North Railway Jetty, Portsmouth, Hampshire.

 

Aubrey was 20 years old, a Stoker 1st Class, for the Royal Navy on board the First Class Battleship, of the 1st Division House Fleet. Captain – Charles Martin de Bartolome.

 

On the 18th December 1894, Aubrey’s father, Charles Wright was elected a member of the Great Cornard Parish Council.

 

Aubrey is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke Church, Ipswich.

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