Wright, P R N
PERCY RICHARD NEWBURY/NEWBURG(H) WRIGHT
Remembered with honour East Mudros Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row M, Grave 238.
He originally enlisted at Eastney, Hants, 15 March 1906, in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, no. 15004: a schoolboy aged 15, 5’2″ tall, C of E; next-of-kin his father of North Kensington, London. He was a Bandboy until 8 December 1908, then a musician at the Royal Naval School of Music until 13 January 1910. He transferred from the Royal Marines to the Royal Navy as a Stoker 2nd Class 10 October 1910, for twelve years; he was now 5’5″ tall. The transfer was approved as a special case in view of his inefficiency as a musician. He passed educationally for Petty Officer 14 March 1913; and died of enteric fever in the hospital at Mudros. His mother of North Kensington was informed of his death. He was entitled to the Star, Victory and British War medals.
Son of James and Minnie (nee OLDMEADOWS) WRIGHT.
His parents married 1889 in the Brighton, Sussex, district. James died 5 December 1918 aged 55, and is buried in Janval Cemetery, Dieppe, France; Minnie died 1950 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 20 April in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
Percy was born either 1890 or 1891 in Brighton, and baptised 28 February 1892 at St Mary’s, Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 8 months he lived in Bushey, Herts, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 10 he lived in Hammersmith, London, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Stoker 2nd Class aged 20, he was aboard H.M.S. Minataur stationed somewhere!
RankStoker 1st Class
Date of death08/09/1915
Age at death24
Place of death
NotesHis father 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)