Born: 1877, Woodford, Essex.
Died: 8th August 1900; age 23; Died of wounds received at Roodepoort at the Military Hospital, Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa.
Reported in The Standard newspaper – Friday, 22nd June 1900 – as being dangerously wounded on the 28th May 1900 at action at Roodepoort.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 109.
Regiment: Eastern Province Horse.
Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State – issued 25th February 1902.
1881 ‘Lyndock’ Margaretting, Essex.
Ernest was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.
Leonard Butler Wrightson, 29, a Wholesale Tea Merchant, born Dalston, London.
Fanny Augusta Wrightson (nee Straight), 28, born Chelmsford, Essex.
Harold Davies Miller Wrightson, 3, born Margaretting.
2 general domestic servants.
1891 Christ’s Hospital School, King Edward Street, Aldersgate, London.
Ernest was 14 years old, he and his 13 year old brother, Harold were scholars and boarders at Christ’s Hospital. Head School Master – 31 year old, Walter Hugh Beaufort, a Clerk in Holy Orders.
Probate to Leonard Butler Wrightson – father, an Insurance Inspector.