Registered at birth – GEORGE A. WRIGHT BACKHOUSE.


Born: 11th October 1916, Ipswich.

Died: 29th May 1940; age: 23; at sea, during the Dunkirk evacuation.

Residence: 14, Devonshire Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Labourer – Metal Machine.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: T/842808.

Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps.


Final resting place unknown.

Memorial Reference:

Column 140.

Dunkirk Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Lily Wright; husband of Alice May Wright, of Walworth, Surrey.


Father: Thomas Henry Wright, born 1858, Needham Market, Suffolk – died 1923, Ipswich. A Foundry Gatekeeper – Manufacturer of Agricultural Implements.

Mother: Lily Agnes Wright (nee Backhouse), born August 1882, Ipswich.




George was a Labourer – Metal Machine. He was living with his mother & step father at their family home – 14, Devonshire Road, Ipswich.

Walter James Burgess, a General Labourer, born December 1874, Ipswich.

Lily Burgess, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Walter’s son WALTER JAMES BURGESS was KiA – 1st August 1917, aged 21.


In 1939, Ipswich, George married Alice May Taylor, born July 1922, Edmonton, Middlesex.

They had 1 daughter.

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