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Harold WRIGHT (2)

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Surname: WRIGHT

Forename(s): Harold

Place of Birth: Addingham, Yorkshire

Service No: 18/189

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 18th (Service) Battalion. (2nd Bradford)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1916-07-15

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: B (North West). N. 5.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Harold Wright (born 19 October 1895) was the son of Thomas and Lucy Wright, née Robinson. Thomas was born in the Bishopside area, near Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire and Lucy at Balderton, Nottinghamshire. Harold lived for part of his life with his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Anne Clemie, née Wright.

1901 Addingham, Yorkshire Census: 11, Low Mill Street - Harold Wright, aged 5 years, born Addingham, nephew of Joseph and Annie Clemmy.

1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: 84, Victor Terrace, Manningham - Harold Wright, aged 15 years, born Addingham, Yorkshire, nephew of Joseph and Annie Clemie.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Harold Wright, 18/189, W. York. R. Theatre of War first served in: 3 - Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22.12.15. D. of W.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: L/Cpl Harold Wright, 18/189, 18th W. Yks. Died of Wounds 15.7.16.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: L/Cpl Harold Wright, 18/189, 18th Bn W. Yorks. Date and Place of Death: 15.7.16 Plymouth. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Aunt Sole Legatee - Annie Clemie. £10 12s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Harold. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs. Annie Clemie. Relationship to soldier: Aunt. Address 1. 24, Glenholme Road, Whitley Lane, Manningham, Bradford. Address 2. 9, Bolton Road, Addingham, Ilkley.

Harold is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour'.

The informal title of the 18th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Bradford) was the 2nd Bradford Pals.

Photograph: 'Bradford Weekly Telegraph' (28 July 1916).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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L/Corporal Harold WRIGHT

L/Corporal Harold WRIGHT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: WRIGHT

Forename(s): Harold

Born: Addingham, Yorks


Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 18/189

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 18th Battalion


Died Date: 15/07/16

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Home


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: WRIGHT

Forename(s): Harold

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 18/189

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: 18th Bn.

Age: 20


Died Date: 15/07/1916

Additional Information: Son of Tom and Lucy Wright.

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‘Bradford Weekly Telegraph’ (28 July 1916)


WRIGHT, Lance-Corporal, Harold, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. J. Clemie, 24, Glenholme Road, Manningham, of the West Yorks. Regiment, was wounded in France on the 1st July, and died on the 15th in Hyde Park Hospital. Before enlisting he was employed by Mr. Wm. Moulson, pork butcher, 265, Lumb Lane.

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Next of kin Memorial Plaque

Next of kin Memorial Plaque

Courtesy of Martin Wright

Heaton Baptist Burial Ground

Heaton Baptist Burial Ground

The Clemie family gravestone and CWGC private memorial to Lance Corporal Harold Wright

Courtesy of Martin Wright



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    One Response to Harold WRIGHT (2)

    1. Martin Wright April 29, 2021 at 6:25 am #

      Harold was the cousin of my grand father, Thomas Wright, who was born in 1901 and was also born in Addingham. It has taken me years to research Harold and what happened to him. He had an unhappy life as both his parents were dead by the time he was 7. He was brought up by his aunt and uncle the Clemie family and is buried with them in a family plot at Heaton cemetery in Bradford. In his early years he lived next door to my grandfather and siblings in Addingham. It is a great shame that no photo of him survives.

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