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Person Details
Shirebrook, Derbyshire
George Wright and Annie Nicholson married in 1892 registered at Mansfield. They lived in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and had three children, Thomas Nicholson Wright born 1893, Winnie 1895 and Willie born 1897. It was shortly after willie’s birth that the family moved to Nether Langwith where George was working the Pasture Hills Farm, In 1907 they had another daughter who they named Dorothy. By 1911, George was employing two living in farm workers as well as his 18 year old son Tom.
20 Oct 1917
24
154593 - CWGC Website
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Gunner
106th Siege Bty Royal Garrison Artillery
Inscription on the War Memorial information board Thomas Nicholas WRIGHT (Gunner) Thomas Write was the son of George and Annie Wright of Pasture Hills Farm, Nether Langwith. He was 24 years of age when he died of wounds on 20th October 1917 which he received in the third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium. At 22 years old, Thomas was attested for short service on the 10th October 1915. He was posted to the 106 Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery. He went from Southampton to Le Havre, France on the 17/18 May 1917. On the 15th August 1917 he was wounded but remained on duty. He was subsequently wounded again and died of his wound at 61 Clearing Station. Correspondence on the 18 March 1918 stated that his medals should be sent to his father and was to be in trust for his sister Dorothy and handed to her on attaining an age “to appreciate their value.”
CWG additional information:- Son of George and Annie Wright of Pasture Hills Farm, Nether Langwith. As Nether Langwith village is in the parish of Norton Cuckney St Mary he is named on both Norton Cuckney St Mary and Nether Langwith memorials.
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    Gunner Thomas Nicholson Wright - Courtesy of Langwith Heritage Association
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Thomas Nicholson Wright - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Dozingham Military Cemetery, Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle