John William Wright1,2,3,4
Male
Father Stanley Wright (1861 - )
Mother Mary Ann Harper (cal 1865 - 1932)

Family with Mabel Billington (1891 - 1957)

Daughter Dorothy Mabel Wright (1913 - )
Son John Leslie Wright (1916 - )

Events and attributes

Birth
4 June 1889 (age 0)
Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Notes:
Various sources disagree on his exact birth date but the birth registration ties up with most of the subsequent data.1,2,4,5
Census
5 April 1891 (age 1)
Bradley Street, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England2
Census
31 March 1901 (age 11)
40, Highbury Road, Kings Heath, Worcestershire, England1
Occupation
2 April 1911 (age 21)
House Painter3
Census
2 April 1911 (age 21)
12, Castleford Grove, Blackford Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England3
Marriage
between October 1912 and December 1912
Occupation
24 June 1916 (age 27)
House Painter6
Residence
24 June 1916 (age 27)
14, Shakespeare Street, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England6
Military Service
from 24 June 1916 to 22 March 1919
Egypt and the Middle East
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Notes:
He served as a Private during World War 1, enlisting in Birmingham on 24th June 1916 and was assigned in January 1917 initially in a training battalion (regt. number 719021). The timing of his enlistment suggests that he was conscripted.

He transferred on March 1917 to the D.C.L.I. (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry) (regt. number 33624) as part of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force and served in the Middle East (with some bouts of illness, such as 'Sandfly Fever' and 'Debility') until September 1918.

On 22nd March 1919, he was transferred to the Army Reserve on Demobilization.

He applied in late 1919 (aged 32) for a pension on the grounds of his 'Debility', and stated: "Is generally quite weak and nervous and has pains in back." However, the Medical Board found that he had no disability, although he'd lost a little weight since enlistment and his GPC (General Physical Condition) was Poor. They rejected his claim for a pension.6,7
Physical Description
29 July 1916 (age 27)
On military medical examination

Notes:
Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Weight: 105lbs
Chest girth: 32 1/2" with 2" expansion
Physical development: Good
Pulse rate: Normal
Vision 6/6 in both eyes
Passed fit for General Service6
Residence
from 1920 to 1930
14, Shakespeare Street, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England8
Residence
from 1935 to 1950
Inglewood Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England8
Occupation
29 September 1939 (age 50)
House Painter & Decorator4
Census
29 September 1939 (age 50)
Inglewood Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England4
Probate
1950 (age ~61)
Birmingham, England

Notes:
John William Wright died intestate and an admon was granted to his widow Mabel Wright. Effects were valued at £477 13s 9d.9
Residence
February 1950 (age 60)
Inglewood Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England9
Death
22 February 1950 (age 60)
Birmingham, England9

Citations

  1. [S19] 1901 census of England, Worcester, Kings Norton, Kings Heath, Stanley Wright; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 07 September 2016); citing Class: RG13; Piece: 2806; Folio: 118; Page: 38.
  2. [S56] 1891 census of England, Staffordshire, Burton-upon-Trent, Stapenhill, Stanley Wright; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 5 October 2016); citing Class: RG12; Piece: 2199; Folio: 151; Page: 27.
  3. [S63] 1911 census of England, Warwickshire, Yardley, James Docker; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 6 October 2016); citing Class: RG14; Piece: 18679; Schedule Number: 181.
  4. [S78] 1939 National Register of England, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, 4 Inglewood Road, John W. Wright; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk: accessed 16 October 2016) Ref: RG101/5579D/012/29 Letter Code: QBMR
  5. [S66] FreeBMD, "Search," database, FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl )
  6. [S74] "British Army Service Records 1914-1920," online images, Findmypast, (http://www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 17 October 2016), entry for John William Wright born 1887 Service citing War Office: Soldiers' Documents from Pension Claims, First World War (Microfilm Copies), WO 364. The National Archives, Kew, London.
  7. [S73] Staffordshire, England. "The Staffordshire Advertiser" 27 October 1927 (digital images), Findmypast (https://findmypast.co.uk, accessed: 16 October 2016), page 7, column 2, headed Lichfield.
  8. [S9] ancestry.co.uk, Midlands, England, Electoral Registers, 1932-1955. Digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 30 August 2016) citing Midlands Historical Data. Midlands Electoral Rolls 1832-1955. Midlands Historical Data, Solihull, West Midlands.
  9. [S79] "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 17 October 2016), entry for John William Wright died 22 February 1950 in Birmingham, England; citing Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.