Born: 1886, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Died: 13th September 1917; KiA.

Occupation: a Chimney Sweep – own account.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 202853

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.

Formerly 6299, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension,








1891   24, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Harry was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick William Wright, 31, a Maltster, born Combs, Suffolk.

Harriet Wright (nee Jeffery), 27, born Haughley, Suffolk.

Frederick William Wright, born Suffolk.

Kate Eliza Wright, 3, born Haughley.

Ernest Albert Wright, 2, born Ipswich.

Percy George Wright, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   Little Coggeshall, Essex.


Harry was 14 years old, a Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 42, a Maltster.

Harriet, 37.

Kate, 13.

Ernest, 12.

Percy, 10.

Charlie Wright, 8, born Ipswich.

Lily May Wright, 7, born Ipswich.

Edith Maud Wright, 4, born Little Coggeshall, Essex.

Arthur Stanley Wright, 2, born Little Coggeshall.

Ellen Elizabeth Wright, 1, born Little Coggeshall.


1911   32, Waveney Road, Ipswich.


Harry was 24 years old, a Chimney Cleaner – own account. He was married and head of the household.

Bessie, 28.

Ethel, 2.

Harry’s parents and siblings were also resident in Waveney Road at number 14.


In 1907, Ipswich, Harry married, Bessie Thurlow, born September 1882, Stonham Aspall, Suffolk.

They had 3 children:

Ethel Doris Wright, born May 1908, Ipswich.

Harry George Wright, born April 1913, Ipswich.

Lily May Wright, born January 1916, Ipswich.

Harry & Bessie’s son Harry George Wright was KiA against the Japanese, on the 15th February 1942, he was 28 years old. Harry was ranked a Sergeant, service number 5825417, for the Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Harry is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji, Singapore.


Soldiers’ Effects to Bessie Wright – widow.


Chelmsford Chronicle – 31st August 1900On the 27th August 1900, at Witham, Essex, Fred Wright, a labourer, of Little Coggeshall was summond before The Hon. C.H. Strutt, M.P., in the chair; Gen. Howard-Vyse, J.H. Salter, J. Moss, J. Smith, jun., and P.E. Laurence, Esqrs., in respect of three children. It was proved that one child was over 13 years old, and that case was consequently dismissed. One of the children was absent nine times in five weeks, and the other eight times. Fred stated that he had nine little children and that his wife was ill. Mr. W. Anthony, the school attendance officer, asked for a heavy fine. The Bench imposed a fine of 1s. in each case.


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