Ron Wright and Peggy Jones on their wedding day plus Bob Wright in the background
Ronald Charles Wright as a youth with unknown girl
Ronald Charles ("Ron") Wright1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Male
Father Robert ("Bob") Wright (1896 - 1967)
Mother Dorothy ("Dolly") Brookes (1896 - 1980)

Family with Agnes Margaret ("Peggy") Jones (1925 - 1987)

Family notes

Relationship with Agnes Margaret ("Peggy") Jones
Four daughters were born to this marriage.

Events and attributes

Birth
21 December 1927 (age 0)
45, Medley Road, Greet, Birmingham, England1,3,4
Census
29 September 1939 (age 11)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England4
Occupation
20 February 1946 (age 18)
Electrician (Works Maintenance) or Electrical Fitter9
Residence
20 February 1946 (age 18)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England10
Military Service
from 21 February 1946 to 15 September 1948
Army

Notes:
He served as a Signalman (OWL - Operator Wireless and Line) in the Royal Signals from 1946 to 1948, including time in the Middle East Land Forces in Egypt and Aden (between 21 November 1946 and 30 June 1948). His Military Conduct during his service was Very Good.

As his release from full-time service approached, the following testimonial was written for him (dated 14 May 1948):

"Has spent 8 months out of his 18 months' service in the Middle East as a wireless Operator on the C in C's launch. He is keen to return to his pre-service trade & should do well. He has a general interest in radio. Has played cricket & rugger for his troop." (This ties up with his own description of his service as being 'the only soldier on a navy boat.')

In 1948 he transferred to the Territorial Army (this was normal for somebody leaving full-time Service) and he was finally discharged from the T.A. in 1954.10,9,11
Physical Description
20 February 1946 (age 18)
On starting his National Service

Notes:
Height: 5 ft. 6 ins
Weight: 114 1/2 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Chest girth when fully expanded: 32 1/2 ins
Chest range of expansion: 3 ins
Scar left forehead
Medical Grade One (Equivalent Army Medical Category) A111
Residence
1950 (age ~23)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England12
Occupation
18 September 1954 (age 26)
Electrician3
Residence
18 September 1954 (age 26)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England3
Marriage
18 September 1954 (age 26)
To Agnes Margaret ("Peggy") Jones
St Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England

Notes:
Woman's Age: 27y
Man's Age: 26y3
Residence
between 19 September 1954 and 13 March 1956
40, Flint Green Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England

Notes:
Peggy Jones' eldest daughter reports that they lived at this address (where Peggy lived before her marriage) until they moved into their own home in 1956. There's an electoral roll entry for 1955 which shows Ronald W. Ronroyd and Peggy Ronroyd living with Vi Barnett at 40 Flint Green Road, which may corroborate this.13
Residence
from 14 March 1956 to 2 January 1969
158, Cole Valley Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, England

Notes:
His wife apparently didn't change the name on the phone account as Ron appears on the directories up until 1980 (or possibly 1981, which is a missing directory on Ancestry) even though he died in 1969.10,14
Occupation
19 June 1958 (age 30)
Electrical fitter2
Residence
19 June 1958 (age 30)
158, Cole Valley Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, England2
Residence
22 April 1967 (age 39)
158, Cole Valley Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, England8
Occupation
2 January 1969 (age 41)
Electrical Engineer5
Residence
2 January 1969 (age 41)
158, Cole Valley Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, England5
Death
2 January 1969 (age 41)
Parkfield Road, Coleshill, Warwickshire, England
Cause: Multiple Injuries; Accidental Death

Notes:
From "The Birmingham Post" 2 January 1969

BIRMINGHAM MAN DIES IN CRASH

Car driver, Mr. Ronald Charles Wright, 40, of Cole Valley Road, Birmingham, killed early today in head-on collision with transporter on A452 Stonebridge-Kenilworth Road.5,15,16
Probate
4 March 1969 (age 41)
District Probate Registry, Birmingham, England

Notes:
Ron died intestate and Letters of Administration were granted to his widow Peggy Wright. The gross value of the estate was £5027 10s and the net value was £3418 4s.15

Citations

  1. [S5] England, birth certificate (certified copy) for Ronald Charles Wright, born 21 December 1927; registered Mar quarter 1928, Birmingham South district 6D/114, Acocks Green Sub-district, County of Birmingham C B; General Register Office, Southport.
  2. [S1] England, birth certificate (certified copy) for HSW, born 1958
  3. [S3] England, marriage certificate (certified copy) for Ronald Charles Wright & Agnes Margaret Jones, married 18 September 1954; Birmingham 9c/73, in the Parish of Acocks Green, County Borough of Birmingham; General Register Office, Southport.
  4. [S4] 1939 National Register of England, Birmingham C.B., Warwickshire, 189 Pool Farm [Road, Acocks Green], Ronald C. Wright; digital image, Findmypast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk: accessed 22 August 2016); RG101/5593G/012/39 Letter Code: QBRK.
  5. [S6] England, death certificate (certified copy) for Ronald Charles Wright, died 2nd January 1969; registered Mar quarter 1969, Meriden district 9C/1015, Coleshill Sub-district, County of Warwick; General Register Office, Southport.
  6. [S12] England, death certificate for Agnes Margaret Wright died 11 February 1987; registered 16 February 1987, Bromsgrove district, Bromsgrove and Redditch sub-district, County of Hereford and Worcester; District Register Office.
  7. [S13] Huntleys (Redditch) Limited. Invoice for cremation of Agnes Margaret Wright on 18.2.1987 dated 12 March 1987. Privately held
  8. [S17] England, death certificate (certified copy) for Robert Wright, died 20 April 1967; registered Jun Quarter 1967, Birmingham district 09c/508, Birmingham Sub-district, County Borough of Birmingham; General Register Office, Southport.
  9. [S44] Ronald Charles Wright, born 21/12/27, Army number 14130482; [UK] Army form B.103; photocopy; Army Personnel Centre (Support Division Historical Disclosures), Glasgow.
  10. [S43] Ronald Charles Wright, born 21/12/27, Army number 14130482; [UK] Army form B.102; photocopy; Army Personnel Centre (Support Division Historical Disclosures), Glasgow.
  11. [S45] Ronald Charles Wright, born 21/12/27, Army number 14130482; [UK] Army form B.200d; photocopy; Army Personnel Centre (Support Division Historical Disclosures), Glasgow.
  12. [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.
  13. [S14] Personal knowledge
  14. [S7] British Telecom (and its predecessors), compiler. British Phone Books, 1880-1984. Digital Images. Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk)
  15. [S27] District Probate Registry at Birmingham (Warwickshire, England). The Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England, Ronald Charles Wright Estate, Letters of Administration, 4 March 1969; Principle Probate Registry, London, England; temporary digital image provided by "Find a Will," (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk : 4 September 2016).
  16. [S173] Birmingham, England. "The Birmingham Post" 2 January 1969 6am edition (digital images), The British Newspaper Archive (https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, accessed: 6 December 2017), page 1, column 9, headed Late News.