Robert ("Bob") Wright1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Male
Father Stanley Wright (1861 - )
Mother Mary Ann Harper (cal 1865 - 1932)

Family with Dorothy ("Dolly") Brookes (1896 - 1980)

Son Robert Daniel ("Bob") Wright (1921 - 1993)
Daughter Doris Ethel ("Dot") Wright (1922 - 2013)
Son Ronald Charles ("Ron") Wright (1927 - 1969)

Events and attributes

Birth
5 January 1896 (age 0)
Albert Terrace, Albert Road, Kings Heath, Worcestershire, England4,2
Census
31 March 1901 (age 5)
40, Highbury Road, Kings Heath, Worcestershire, England7
Census
2 April 1911 (age 15)
Eton Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England10
Military Service
from 1915 to 6 March 1919
France
Worcs Regiment and then the Machine Gun Corps

Notes:
He enlisted in the Worcester regiment (regt number 24447) (apparently at the same time as his brother Frederick: regt. number 24446) and later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (regt number 11063).

(An analysis of attestation dates for soldiers with close regimental number suggest 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.)

He had attained the rank of L/Cpl by 1917 and ended the war as a corporal.

I have not been able to locate a service record or pension application for him.13,14,15
Occupation
25 October 1919 (age 23)
Polisher6
Residence
25 October 1919 (age 23)
49, Gough Road, Greet, Birmingham, England6
Marriage
25 October 1919 (age 23)
To Dorothy ("Dolly") Brookes
St Johns Parish Church, Sparkhill, Birmingham, England

Notes:
Woman's Age: 24y
Man's Age: 25y6
Residence
from 1920 to 1925
49, Gough Road, Greet, Birmingham, England16
Occupation
21 November 1921 (age 25)
General labourer8
Residence
21 November 1921 (age 25)
49, Gough Road, Greet, Birmingham, England8
Occupation
23 December 1922 (age 26)
General labourer9
Residence
23 December 1922 (age 26)
49, Gough Road, Greet, Birmingham, England9
Occupation
3 February 1928 (age 32)
Corporation Motor Omnibus Cleaner3
Residence
26 March 1932 (age 36)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England12
Occupation
29 September 1939 (age 43)
Motor Mechanic2
Census
29 September 1939 (age 43)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England2
Residence
from 1945 to 1955
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England16
Occupation
20 April 1967 (age 71)
Fitter (retired)5
Residence
20 April 1967 (age 71)
189, Pool Farm Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, England5
Death
20 April 1967 (age 71)
East Birmingham Hospital, Little Bromwich, Birmingham, England
Cause: 1a. Pulmonary embolism and congestive cardiac failure b. Chronic bronchitis with emphysema5

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S16] England, birth certificate (certified copy) for Robert Wright, born 5 January 1896; registered Mar quarter 1896, Kings Norton district 6c/404, Kings Norton Sub-district, Counties of Worcester and Birmingham; General Register Office, Southport.
  5. [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.
  6. [S18] England, marriage certificate (certified copy) for Robert Wright & Dorothy Brookes, married 25 October 1919; Aston 6d/112, Worcester; General Register Office, Southport
  7. [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.
  8. [S20] England, birth certificate (certified copy) for Robert Daniel Wright, born 12 October 1921; registered Dec quarter 1921, Kings Norton district 6d/226, Acocks Green Sub-district, County of Birmingham C.B.; General Register Office, Southport.
  9. [S21] England, birth certificate (certified copy) for Doris Ethel Wright, born 5 November 1922; registered Dec quarter 1922, Kings Norton district 6d/211, Acocks Green Sub-district, County of Birmingham C.B.; General Register Office, Southport.
  10. [S34] 1911 census of England, Worcestershire, Balsall Heath, Mrs M. Wright; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 20 September 2016); citing Class: RG14; Piece: 17910; Schedule Number: 181.
  11. [S48] England, death certificate (certified copy) for Dorothy Wright, died 15 February 1980; registered Mar Quarter 1980, Birmingham district 32/1859, Birmingham Sub-district, Metropolitan District of Birmingham; General Register Office, Southport.
  12. [S141] England, death certificate (certified copy) for Mary Ann Wright, died 24 March 1932; registered Mar Quarter 1932, Birmingham South district 6d/131, Kings Norton Sub-district, County of Birmingham C.B.; General Register Office, Southport.
  13. [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.
  14. [S86] "UK, WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2016), entry for Robert Wright regt. number 11063; citing The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329; Piece Number: 1734
  15. [S87] "British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920", digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk : accessed 18 October 2016), entry for Robert Wright Machine Gun Corps 11063); citing Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association website.
  16. [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.