World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Royal Naval Reserve, HM Drifter 'Harvest Moon'
Embleton (Spitalford) Cemetery
Died of pneumonia contracted as a result of active service.
Born about 1889, at Newton-by-the-Sea, Embleton, Northumberland, the son of Alexander (b. about 1867; at Embleton; an Inshore Coast Fisherman) & Lucy (b. about 1865; at Brechin, Forfarshire, Scotland) Wright, of 4, Rose Cottage, Newton-by-the-Sea, Embleton.
Six siblings: Christianna (b. about 1884; who lived away from the family in 1911, perhaps through marriage); John A. (b. about 1890; not mentioned in the 1911 Census); Catherine Jane (b. about 1893; a Farm Worker); Aina A. A. (b. about 1896; a Dressmaker's Apprentice in 1911); Cuthbert George Edwin (b. 25 July 1898); & Lily Eveline (b. about 1903; still at school). All were born at Newton-by-the-Sea.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Inshore Coast Fisherman.
Husband of Ursula Georgina Wright, of Dunstan Hill, Craster, Northumberland.
One of two sons lost: see, also, Second-Hand Cuthbert George Edwin Wright (Service #12668/DA; Royal Naval Reserve; HMS 'Victory'; Died 20 October 1918). The brothers died less than a week apart!
Embleton, Memorial Cross Spitalford Cemetery