Born: 16th October 1873, New Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Died: 14th December 1900; age: 27; Died from wounds received on the 13th December 1900 at Nooitgedacht, Western Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 58, Rothsay Road, East Ham, Essex.

Occupation: Labourer.

Enlistment Date: 19th September 1894; age: 20 years & 11 months.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 5801.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘P’ Battery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Johannesberg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen & Relief of Kimberley.




1881   25, New Nelson Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk.


Frederick was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin Jonas Wright, 40, a Custom’s Officer – H.M. Customs, born Blundeston, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Frances Wright (nee Marjoram), 38, born Bradwell, Suffolk.

Alice Mary Wright, 17, born Bradwell.

Charles Benjamin Wright, 15, a Ship Chandler, born Lowestoft.

Elizabeth Ann Wright, 13, born Lowestoft.

Edith Sophia Wright, 3, born Lowestoft.

Sarah Jane Wright, 3, born Lowestoft.

George James Wright, 7 months, born Lowestoft.


1891   25, Talbot Street, St. John’s, Hertford, Hertfordshire.


Frederick was 17 years old, an Engine Cleaner. He was a Lodger at the family home of 50 year old, Edward James Butterfield, a Mill Labourer.


Frederick’s father, Benjamin Jonas Wright died September 1897, of 16, Dunmow Road, Stratford, East London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Wright – mother.

The Boer War.

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