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Thomas Dent WRIGHT

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Surname: WRIGHT

Forename(s): Thomas Dent

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 42621

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 28

Date of Death: 1917-06-07

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 33.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas Dent Wright was the son of William Henry and Margaret Wright, née Dent and cousin of Pte Hartley Dent (11310) (q.v.).

1891 Barnoldswick Census: Butts Top - Thomas D. Wright, aged 1 year, born Barnoldswick, son of William H. and Margaret Wright.

1901 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 1, Turner Street - Thomas D. Wright, aged 11 years, born Barnoldswick, son of William H. and Margaret Wright.

1911 Barnoldswick, Yorkshire Census: 1, Turner Street - Thomas Dent Wright, aged 21 years, born Barnoldswick, son of William Henry and Margaret Wright.

Thomas was married to Annie Whitell in 1912.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas D. Wright, 42621, Yorkshire Regiment.

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WRIGHT, T.B., aged 28 years, Yorkshire Regiment, 4, Back Park Road, [Barnoldswick], believed killed in action June 7, 1917.

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Private Thomas Dent WRIGHT

Private Thomas Dent WRIGHT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Surname: WRIGHT

Forename(s): Thomas Dent

Born: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence:

Enlisted: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Number: 42621

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 29/469, Northumberland Fusiliers

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Surname: WRIGHT

Forename(s): Thomas Dent

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 42621

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 8th Battalion

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-06-07

Additional Information:

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Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

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Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

Ghyll Undenominational Burial Ground, Barnoldswick

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03 August 1917

WRIGHT – Missing, believed killed, since June 7th 1917, on the Western Front, Private T. D. Wright, Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wright, 1, Turner Street, Barnoldswick, aged 28 years.

03 August 1917

BARNOLDSWICK – MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED

Great anxiety is felt as to the fate of another Barnoldswick soldier, Private T.D. Wright, of the Yorks. Regiment, formerly an agent of the Britannic Insurance Company and residing at 4, Back Park Road, Barnoldswick and whose parents live at 1, Turner Street. Some weeks ago a letter was received by his wife stating that he had been dangerously wounded. After waiting a considerable time without any further news Mrs. Wright wrote to the chaplain of the Regiment, from whom she received a reply on Monday stating that Pte. Wright had been posted as missing since June 7th. During the early hours of the advance on that date he was badly wounded and placed in a shell hole by his comrades to await the arrival of the stretcher-bearers. Unfortunately, however, he never arrived at the first-aid post, nor had anything further been heard of him. Pte. Wright was 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. He enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish), but was subsequently transferred to the Yorks. Regiment, and went out to France early in the present year.

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03 August 1917

BARNOLDSWICK

MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED

Great anxiety is felt as to the fate of another Barnoldswick soldier, Pte. T.D. Wright, of the Yorkshire Regiment, formerly an agent of the Britannic Insurance Company, and residing at 4, Back Park Road, Barnoldswick, and whose parents live at 1, Turner Street. Some weeks ago a letter was received by his wife stating that he had been dangerously wounded. After waiting a considerable time without any further news, Mrs. Wright wrote to the chaplain of the regiment, from whom she received a reply on Monday stating that Pte. Wright had been posted missing since June 7th. During the early hours of the advance on that date he was badly wounded, and placed in a shell hole by his comrades to await the arrival of the stretcher-bearers. Unfortunately, however, he never arrived at the first aid post, nor had anything further been heard of him. Pte. Wright was 28 years of age, and leaves a wife and two children. He enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish), but was subsequently transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment, and went out to France early in the present year.

03 August 1917

WRIGHT – Believed killed in action, June 7th, 1917, Pte. T.B. [T.D.] Wright, of the Yorkshire Regiment, husband of Mrs. Wright, of 4, Back Park Road, Barnoldswick, aged 28 years.

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