Frederick Wright1,2,3,4,5
Male
Father Stanley Wright (1861 - )
Mother Mary Ann Harper (cal 1865 - 1932)

Family with Ellen Hall (1892 - )

Son Private
Son Private

Events and attributes

Birth
29 January 1891 (age 0)
Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

Notes:
The 1939 register gives his date of birth as 29 January 1892 but this is probably an error -- January 1891 fits with the 1891 census and the birth registration.5,1,2,6
Census
5 April 1891 (age 0)
Bradley Street, Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England2
Census
31 March 1901 (age 10)
40, Highbury Road, Kings Heath, Worcestershire, England1
Occupation
2 April 1911 (age 20)
Wire Cutter3
Census
2 April 1911 (age 20)
Fladbury Place, Colville Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England3
Military Service
from 1915 to 28 March 1919
France
Worcs Regiment and then Machine Gun Corps (57th Company)

Notes:
He enlisted into the Worcs Regiment (regt. number 24446) (apparently at the same time as his brother Robert: regt. number 24447) and later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (regt. number 4533) where he became an acting Sergeant.

(An analysis of attestation dates for soldiers with close regimental number suggests that he attested in July-September 1915 -- i.e. not in the first wave of eager volunteers but in the wake of the National Registration Act and before the Derby Scheme and later conscription.)

In 1917, he was awarded the D.C.M. for gallantry in action. The citation read:

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He kept his gun in action under fire in spite of heavy casualties. He stood by his gun during an intense bombardment during a threatened counter-attack, and by his coolness and courage greatly assisted in repelling the attack."

I have not been able to find a service record or pension application for him.7,8,9,10
Occupation
16 February 1919 (age 28)
Serjeant M.G.C.4
Residence
16 February 1919 (age 28)
12, Elm Grove, Sydenham Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England4
Marriage
16 February 1919 (age 28)
To Ellen Hall
Christ Church, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, England

Notes:
Woman's Age: 26y
Man's Age: 27y4
Residence
from 1920 to 1955
18, Elm Grove, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England11
Occupation
29 September 1939 (age 48)
Coal Salesman5
Census
29 September 1939 (age 48)
18, Elm Grove, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England5

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. [S81] 1911 census of England, Birmingham, Balsall Heath, Frederick Wright; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.co.uk : accessed 20 October 2016); citing Class: RG14; Piece: 17907; Schedule Number: 283
  4. [S128] "Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937", database with digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 25 October 2016), entry for Frederick Wright and Ellen Hall marriage date 16 February 1919; citing Anglican Parish Records. Birmingham, England: Library of Birmingham.
  5. [S138] 1939 National Register of England, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, 18 Elm Grove, Frederick Wright; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk: accessed 3 November 2016); RG101/5577A/016/6 Letter Code: QBLU
  6. [S66] FreeBMD, "Search," database, FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl )
  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. [S82] "UK, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2016), entry for A./Sjt F. Wright, M.G.C. (Birmingham) (LG 6. Feb 1918); citing Walker, R. W., and Chris Buckland, compilers. Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914–1920. 4 sections. Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom: Naval and Military Press, 2007.
  9. [S83] "British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2016), entry for F Wright 57th Cot Machine Gun Corps 4533); citing Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association website.
  10. [S84] "UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2016), entry for Fredk D.C.M. Wright (sic!) ; citing The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329; Piece Number: 1734
  11. [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.