Wright, William Baxter

BORN HULL 1898. ONLY CHILD OF GEORGE WILLIAM BAXTER WRIGHT & HANNAH MAY WRIGHT, OF 5 BELMONT STREET, NEWBRIDGE ROAD, HULL. SON OF A DOCK LABOURER. EMPLOYED AS A GROCERS APPRENTICE. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 4 INCHES TALL, 32-34 INCH CHEST

HE ENLISTED, ON 12/12/1915 AT HULL. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 24629, EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT. MOBILIZED ON 30/03/1916. TRANSFERRED TO THE 6TH DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY, ON 18/06/1916. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 14/11/1916. INVALIDED TO ENGLAND ON 03/03/1917. DIED ON 05/03/1917, AGED 19, AT THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL, NETLEY, OF TRENCH FOOT AND GANGRENE. BURIED HULL HEDON ROAD CEMETERY.

HE HAS SERVED IN THE ARMY FOR 1 YEAR AND 52 DAYS.


First name:
WILLIAM BAXTER
Military Number:
5923
Rank:
Private
Date Died
05/03/1917
Place died:
Hull (Hedon Road) Cemetery, East Yorkshire, UK
Age:
19
15 ARTHURS TERRACE, BARNSLEY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
Place Buried