GEORGE WRIGHT 1877-1930
Born 1877 in Lincoln.
Married 1909 to Edith Annie Edwards, Bingham district.
Children: Ruth born 1899, Alice born 1907, John William born 9 January 1909, all born in Radcliffe on Trent with surname Edwards, George C born 23 July 1913 in Grantham, Lincs and Emily A V born 12 March 1916 in Radcliffe on Trent.
Died 1930 in Grantham.
It has not been possible to trace George’s parents or where the family was living prior to 1911. There are too many George Wrights in Lincoln to be able to identify him before then.
George’s wife Edith Annie Edwards was born in Exton, Rutland on 22 September 1878 and was living there with her parents John and Annie and her siblings in 1881 and 1891. In 1901 she was living at Green’s Barn, Radcliffe on Trent with father John, an agricultural labourer, mother Annie and her siblings. One year old Ruth Wright was also living with the family and recorded as John’s niece, but was possibly Edith’s daughter. William Wright, twenty-five, was a visitor. Edith (surname Edwards) and sisters Ellen, Martha and Lucy were domestic servants.
George was living at 66 Brewery Hill, Grantham with wife Edith Wright, daughters Ruth Edwards, eleven, Alice Edwards, four, and son John William Edwards, two. George was a postman.
Edith’s father John died in 1903 and in 1911 her widowed mother Annie was living on Ogles Yard, Radcliffe on Trent. Annie had listed daughters Martha, Edith and Lucy as present in the household but these entries were crossed through and marked ‘away’. Possibly Edith spent time in both households.
Rank: Corporal on medal rolls, Lance Sergeant on pension record cards
Service Number: 615178 (Labour Corps), 35724 (MGC)
Military Unit: Labour Corps, 794 Army Service Corps, previously Machine Gun Corps
Theatre of War: Unconfirmed; served abroad
No service record has been found for George Wright. Details of his service are from his pension record cards and medal rolls.
24.03.19 Awarded a pension of 9 shillings 6d (48p) until further notice.
23.03.21 Pension increased to 8 shillings 8d (43p) plus 7 shillings 1d (35p) for his wife and four children under sixteen, for 20% disablement due to myalgia and def. (defective?) teeth. Address 38 Harrows Street, Grantham.
28.03.22 Degree of disablement 6 to 14%. Pension award of 13 shillings (65p) for seventy weeks.
He continued to receive a pension until he died in 1930. His widow Edith was awarded a pension for herself and Emily who was fourteen. They lived at 17 Malt Hill, Grantham.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
George was absent on the night of the census. His wife Edith was living on Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent with daughters Ruth, Alice, sons John William, George C, seven, and daughter Emily V, five. All the children now had the surname Wright.
From the 1921-1923 Electoral Registers
Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent. Living with wife Edith Annie.
From 1924 George and family lived at 17 Malt Hill, Grantham. In 1939 George’s widow Edith was still living there with daughter Emily, a filler of explosive shells in a munitions factory, and sons John and George, both general labourers.