Private 40097 Harry Wrighton 10th Bn Worcestershire Regiment
Died of Wounds 23rd September 1917 age 23.
Listed on the War Memorial at St Mary’s Bushbury.
Recently, this photograph of Harry Wrighton, his medals and commemorative scroll turned up at Wolverhampton City Archives.
The items were presented within an oak frame, which had been rescued from a skip in Carter Road sometime ago. The frame has hung on the wall of someone’s office until this year and the World War One Centenary commemorations had sparked further interest…
Research reveals that on the 1901 census Harry is living with his parents Edward and Clara Amelia at Ford House near Wolverhampton. The children are listed as Edward age 16 railway porter, George 12, Clara 10, Ethel 8, Lucy 5, Harry 6, and Willie 0. By 1911 Harry aged 16 is a Waggoner on a farm, and he has a new little sister Lizzie but his mother Clara Amelia has died.
Great War Memorial –
St. Mary’s Church, Bushbury Lane, Wolverhampton WV10 8JP
Names of The Fallen listed on
The Great War Memorial St Mary’s Church
More information on this memorial here: http://www.wolverhamptonwarmemorials.org.uk/index.php?page=bushbury-memorial
Commonwealth War Grave Commission lists Harry’s Memorial at OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,BAILLEUL
Grave Reference: I. B. 22.