George Wright

Census Address: 6 Greeba Villas, Barnack Road
Place of Birth: Barton Seagrave, Northamtonshire
Date of Birth: 1896
Enlistment Address: -
Regiment: King's Own Borderers
Service Numbers: -
Place of Death: -
Date Died: -
Barnack Road, Stamford

George Wright was born in 1896 in Barton Seagrave, Northamtonshire. His father, also George was a horsekeeper who came from Barnsley in Yorkshire and his mother Lucy was born in Wigsthorpe, Leicestershire. The family lived at 31 West Side Street, Great Addington, Cheshire, in 1901. Having moved house several times, they finally came to Stamford before 1911 and settled at 6 Greba Villas. George had two elder brothers and a sister and he worked as an iron moulder in a foundry in Stamford.

In August 1914 he enlisted as a Private in a battalion of the King’s Own Borderers which was his brother’s regiment at the time. He came home safely at the end of the war although the date of his demobilisation is not known.

His elder brother John, who was born in 1886, was an agricultural labourer in 1901 and he joined the army as a regular soldier in 1910. Enlisting in Northampton he was Private 242019 in 5th Batt. Kings’ Own Borderers but on the outbreak of war he was transferred to the Essex Regiment as Private 6085. He was posted to France and, sadly, killed in action on 23rd April 1917.