Wright, Frederick George (No. 4923019)

Wright, Frederick George

Private

No. 4923019, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment

Died on active service on Sunday 18 June 1944 (aged 30)

Buried:

Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France (Grave V. C. 5)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

Frederick George Wright was a son of David and Mary Ann Wright (nee Price) whose marriage was registered in the second quarter of 1905 in Hackney, London.  Frederick George Wright’s birth was registered there in the third quarter of 1913.  David Wright worked as a hewer in a coal mine and he and Mary Ann had at least four children:

David (born 1907)

Clara (born 1908)

Olive (born 1910)

Frederick George (born 1913)

Frederick George Wright was the husband of Ellen Wright (nee McGreegan) of Comber, Co. Down and during the Second World War he served with the Essex Regiment.  Frederick George Wright and Ellen McGreegan were married on 17 October 1941.

Private Frederick George Wright (No. 4923019) was 30 when he died on 18 June 1944 during the Allied offensive in France – less than two weeks after the Normandy landings on 6 June.

Private Frederick George Wright (No. 4923019) was buried in Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

AT THE GOING DOWN

OF THE SUN

AND IN THE MORNING

WE WILL REMEMBER THEE