Ronald George Wright

Name

Ronald George Wright

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/07/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
203281
King’s Own Scottish Borderers
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK
III.B.1.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

George was the son of George & Agnes Wright of 18 Green Street, Stevenage. Before joining the Army, he had been employed at the Educational Supplies Association in Fishers Green, Stevenage, and the family later lived in Basils Road.

Wartime Service

On the 26th July 1918 his Battalion were in the front line at Meteren, about 7 miles East of Hazebrouck. The Germans had made a determined raid on the British positions but had been driven off when heavy shelling began. Ronald Wright and several comrades were killed when a shell fell into their trench. He was buried the next day with two of those comrades in the La Kreule Military Cemetery, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson