Frederick Wright was listed in the Leavesden Asylum Roll of Honour which was printed in the Hertfordshire Advertiser newspaper on 17th October 1914.
He was recorded for the first time in the Abbots Langley Parish Magazine Roll of Honour in November 1914, serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. Although he was recorded with this unit for the next three years, it is unlikely that he remained with the 3rd Bedford’s for that long. The 3rd Battalion was based in England throughout the War and soldiers quickly passed through on their way to and from the various Fronts. So it was probable that Frederick was posted from the 3rd Bedford’s, and the posting was not reported to the Parish Secretary for inclusion in the Roll of Honour.
Frederick was reported sick/wounded in the Parish Magazine in November 1917, and in the final Roll of Honour in December 1918 he was listed serving with the 24th Battalion of the London Regiment. It is not known when he joined this unit.
It is presumed that Frederick Wright was the brother of Joseph Wright. Joseph was recorded in the Abbots Langley Roll of Honour, and in tracing his background it was found that he had a brother called Frederick. Frederick was born in 1888 at Aldbury, one of seven children born to James and Charlotte Wright. James worked as an Agricultural Labourer. At the time of the 1901 Census Frederick worked as a Garden Boy, and by the time of the 1911 Census he had married and had a young son. The family lived at Cottage Road, Turvey, Bedfordshire, and was employed as a House Painter and Dress-maker.
Frederick Wright survived the War.