Project Description

EDMUND JOHN WRIGHT  1878–1964

The Wright family (2) edited

The Wright family circa 1898: back row: Edmund, Charles (on rocking horse), Frank; middle row: Evelyn, Edmund snr, Celia;
front row: Lilla, Sydney, Florence. Photograph from family collection.

Brother to Evelyn, Charles and Sydney

Born 23rd June 1878 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised 14th July 1878 at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Married in 1901 to Ellen Beeson

Children Edmund John born 1902 and Hilda Ellen born 1909

Died 19th October 1964 aged 86

1881 Census

Age 2 living with his grandparents John and Ann Bateman, his father Edmund 27 a carrier, mother Celia 24 and brother Frank 1.  They lived on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1891 Census

Age 12 at school living with father Edmund 37 born in Radcliffe on Trent, a carrier, mother Celia 34 born in Radcliffe on Trent and brothers Frank 11, Evelyn 5 and Charles B. 2, sisters Lilla Celia 3, and Florence M 9 months. The census return also recorded his grandparents John and Ann Bateman, John Walker an eighty year old visitor who was living on his own means, and one domestic servant.  They lived on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1901 Census

Age 22 and employed as a lithographic printer living with father Edmund, mother Celia, brother Frank 21 employed as a traveller for a printer, Evelyn 15 employed as an apprentice to a whitesmith, sisters Lilla Celia 13 and Florence M 10 and brothers Charles B 7 and Sydney 5.  His grandparents were also still living in the same house on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age 33 a master printer living with his wife Ellen 37, born in Radcliffe on Trent, and son Edmund John 8, daughter Hilda Ellen 2 both born in Radcliffe and an aunt, Jane Beeson 66, with private means.  They lived in a six roomed house in Radcliffe on Trent.

Military Service

Rank: Gunner

Service Number: 162566

Military Unit: Royal Garrison Artillery

Theatre of War: unknown, served abroad

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel Address on 1918 and 1922 Electoral Registers

Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Wright’s directory 1905 and 1914: Edmund John Wright, Printer
Kelly’s directory 1925: Wright E. and sons, printers

Will: E J Wright of 118 Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent, probate 17 December to Frank Burrows, timber merchant and Robert Edmund Wright, Company Secretary; effects £1490.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Lincoln Grove

Household: Edmund J Wright living with wife Ellen

From the 1939 Register

Address: Lorne Grove, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Master printer and lithographer

Household: living with wife Ellen

Reason for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born, worked and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.