Remembered with honour Janval Cemetery: Plot I, Row ZZ, Grave 6.
He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 March 1915, and died at no. 5 Stationary Hospital, Dieppe. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing, neither does he have an entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919.
Son of Thomas and Sarah/Mary (nee HIBLING) WRIGHT of Peterborough, Northants; husband of Minnie (nee OLDMEADOWS) WRIGHT of Watford.
His parents married 1 May 1837 at St John’s, Peterborough. Thomas died 1884 in the Peterborough district aged 65.
James was born 1864 in Peterborough, and married 1889 in the Brighton, Sussex, district; they had 12 children. Minnie never remarried, she died 1950 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 20 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
On the 1871 Census, aged 7 he lived in Peterborough, with his father and four siblings. On the 1881 Census, he is proving elusive. On the 1891 Census, of no occupation aged 25, he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his wife and one child. On the 1901 Census, a cab driver aged 35, he lived in Hammersmith, London, with his wife and three children. On the 1911 Census, a house painter aged 45, he lived in Ladbroke Grove, London, with his wife and five children.
Unit20th Company; transferred to 857th Area Employment Coy, Labour Corps
Date of death05/12/1918
Age at death55
Place of death
NotesHis son Percy died 8 September 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)