Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
George William Wright

Died in the First World War.
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George William Wright

War Memorial: Place and inscription
High Ongar War Memorial.

Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (High Ongar) as G W Wright [ERO A10815].


Regiment.  10th Battalion.  Service No: 31895

Service Details:
Born: High Ongar, Essex.  Enlisted:
Chelmsford.  Resident: Blackmore [SDGW / WFA]

Personal and family information:
Son of Mr & Mrs Bramston Wright, of Blackmore, Ingatestone, Essex [CWGC]

George William Wright, son of Bramston and Alice, was baptised at High Ongar on
18th September 1890 [ERO D/P 68/1/1].

1901 Census: living Thatched House High Ongar with parents Bramston and Alice.
1911 Census: George William Wright was the second son of Bramston Wright and his wife Alice. In 1911 we find the family living near Rookery, Blackmore, Ingatestone.  Rookery Farm is just outside the parish boundary in High Ongar. Bramston, aged 52, was born in High Ongar and was a horseman on a farm. He had been married to
Alice, aged 49, for 22 years.  Alice was born in Blackmore.  Their children were all born in High Ongar.  His sons were Henry John, aged 22, a groom gardener; our George William Wright, then aged 20, a cowman; Herbert, 19, also a cowman. There were two younger daughters, both day general domestics: Louise Emily Alice, aged 15, and Emily Clara, aged 13.

There is no evidence that George Wright lived in Blackmore, but just over the parish boundary at High Ongar.

Date of Death:
31st July 1917


Where died:
Killed in action,
France and Flanders [SDGW / WFA]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Memorial Reference: Panel 39
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [CWGC]

List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (
CWGC), Essex Record Office, Soldiers who Died in the Great War, Western Front Association.

Great War Gallery

Go to top Data produced by the Blackmore War Memorial Research Project Group: Bruno Giordan, Diana Abel, Andrew Smith.
Last Updated: 29 May 2010