Born: 1890, Needham Market, Suffolk.

Died: 8th May 1915; age 25; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.

Rank: Lieutenant; Service Number: 8198

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,


West – Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Laura M. Lang (formerly Wright), of 45, Greatfields Road, Barking, Essex.




1891   School Road, Needham Market, Suffolk.


Herbert was 11 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

Daniel Wright, 28, an Agricultural Labourer, born Barking, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Wright (nee Wright), 30, born Needham Market.

William Wright, 7, born Needham Market.

Edith Wright, 1, born Needham Market.


1901   9, Stanley Place, Ipswich.


Herbert was 10 years old and living with his parents and brothers.

Daniel, 39, a General Labourer.

Elizabeth, 40.

Charles David Wright, 8, born Needham market.

Stanley John Wright, 6, born Needham market.

Samuel Alexander Wright, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.


Herbert was 19 years old, a Soldier, ranked Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


In 1913, Ipswich, Herbert married Laura Mary Ann Lankester, born 1888, Ipswich. They had 1 son:

Herbert J. Wright, 1913, Ipswich.


8th May 1915

The 84th Brigade of the 1st Suffolk Regiment could only muster 1400 men out of the original 6000 on the morning of the 8th May 1915. The men braved the terrible onslaught of the German attack on the Frezenberg Ridge in the Ypres Salient. From the Suffolk Regiment only 1 officer & 29 men returned from the fight.

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