Richard Wright (c.1880-1915)

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Biography

Richard Wright was buried at Edgerton Cemetery on Monday 10 May 1915 after receiving a military funeral. Despite not being a local man, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported that "many hundreds of people" assembled at the cemetery to pay their respects. His mother was "too ill to be present at the internment.[1]

He is commemorated on the memorial in the cemetery.

Extracts

Huddersfield Daily Examiner (06/May/1915):

SOLDIER'S DEATH AT THE INFIRMARY

FATAL SHRAPNEL WOUNDS.

Private Richard Wright, aged thirty-five years, of the 4th King's (Liverpool) Regiment, one of the wounded soldiers who arrived in Huddersfield on Monday evening, died at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary at nine o'clock last night. The deceased, whose home was at Whiteford Street, West Derby Road, Liverpool, had sustained several shrapnel wounds on the right thigh and a compound fracture. His condition was grave on Monday, and he gradually became worse, and died from septic poisoning.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Notes and References

  1. "Huddersfield Military Funeral" in Huddersfield Daily Examiner (11/May/1915).