Slawson, Wright Graves

Slawson, Wright Graves

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service No: 6379

Boer War service: not known

Date of enlistment: not known

Date of discharge: not known

Reason for discharge: not known

Other information: Wright served in WW1 with the same service number. He died from wounds received in action – more information can be found on our Great War site.

Born: In 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 24 February the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the youngest of four sons born to Thomas and Emma Slawson. Wright had a step-sister from an earlier relationship of his mother. He married Eliza Lily Speed in 1909 in Whitchurch and together they had five children, one of whom died in infancy.

Residence: At the time of his baptism his parents were living in Bevan’s Yard, Whitchurch. By 1891 his mother had remarried and this family were residing in Barlow’s Yard, Whitchurch.

Employment: The only employment information available from our research is that Wright was a farm labourer in 1911.

Death: 13 May 1917 as a result of wounds received in action in WW1 and was buried in the Duisans British Cemetery, France.

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