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Fred William Wright was born in 1898 at Newark and was the son of James a hide and skin collector and Harriet Wright, née Roe of 13 Queen Street, Newark. His father James was born in 1859 at Winthorpe and his mother Harriett Roe was born in 1863 at Carlton Le Moorland, Lincolnshire, they were married on 6th March 1884 at Winthorpe and went on to have 14 children, sadly 4 were to die in infancy or early childhood, their children were, James Herbert b1885, Sarah b1887, Harriett Eliza b1891, Alf4red b1893, Ethel b1895, Harold b1897, Elizabeth b1898 Fred William b1898, Annie b1900 and Percy b1903. In the 1911 census the family are living at 13 Queen Street, Newark and are shown as James 52 yrs a hide and skin collector, he is living with his wife Harriett 48 yrs and their children, Alfred 18 yrs a chemical manufactures labourer, Harold 14 yrs an iron foundry labourer, Elizabeth 13 yrs a scholar, William 13 yrs a scholar, Annie 11 yrs a scholar and Percy 8 yrs a scholar.
28 Apr 1917
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Northumberland Fusiliers
Private Fred William Wight enlisted at Doncaster and initially served with the service number 47897 with the West Yorkshire Regiment. Later he transferred to the 27th (Tyneside Irish) battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, he died on 28th April 1917 and his name is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Article posted 13th February 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of James & Harriet Wright, 13 Queen Street, Newark. Was called up when he was 18 years of age, had just turned 19 when he gave up his life. He was an old Christ Church School boy and before obtaining employment at Doncaster, had worked at Messrs. Warwicks & Richardsons. Posted missing on April 28th, 1917 and presumed dead in February 1918.
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