Francis Noel Wright

Key Information

Name: Francis Noel Wright

DoB:  November 12, 1891

Regt: Rifleman 241969, 6th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment

DoD: September 17, 1917

Academic Career:  CGS: 1903 -07

Other: Buried at White House Cemetery, St.Jean-les -Ypres, Belgium.

Biographical Information [toggle_container keep_open=”false” initial_open=”1″]

son of William Ingle Wright, 4 Brookfield Gardens, Carlisle.

[toggle title=”Family Background”]Family Background:

Francis was the youngest of five children of William Ingle Wright, a commercial clerk in a printing works and Eliza Margaret Edmiston. He was born in Carlisle.

His father, and Francis’s four older siblings Margaret, Alice, Robert, and William were all born in Suffolk.

Francis’s mother came from Montserrat, West Indies. Her father Robert born in Glasgow died in Montserrat. In 1881 and 1891 Eliza’s mother Sarah Hyde was living at The Friends Retreat Lunatic Asylum, Walmgate, York and listed as a lady’s companion and an officer and a widow.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Academic Record”]Academic Record:

Carlisle Grammar School: 1903 -07[/toggle]

[toggle title=”War Service”]War Service:

When Francis enlisted in Liverpool. In September 1917 the Regiment was largely in billets undergoing some training. There was even a divisional horse show on September 6. On September 15 the battalion moved from Zutkerque to Vlamertinghe. The camp was shelled a little on September 17 and one man (Francis?) died of wounds. It seems Francis was very unlucky.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Battalion”]Battalion: King’s Liverpool Regt[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Other”]Other:

In 1911 Francis was an apprentice printer.

His family had the following inscription put on his gravestone ” He made the sacrifice willingly“.[/toggle]

[toggle title=”Sources”]Sources:

a)            Carlisle School Memorial Register 1264-1924

b)            Census: 1911 RG14; Piece: 31312;

1901 RG13/4865; 1901 RG13; Piece: 3380; 1891 RG12; Piece: 4290;

c)            War Diary[/toggle]