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Remembered Today:

Pte Bernard Horace Wright

Peter Bennett

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Just found this man's details on CWGC, presumably the details of his death were inserted by his family.

I can think of at least two people who were awarded the VC in similar circumstances.


Initials: B H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private (Signaller)

Regiment/Service: Leicestershire Regiment

Unit Text: "A" Coy. 2nd/5th Bn.

Age: 20

Date of Death: 02/04/1917

Service No: 240770

Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Wright, of Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire. Enlisted at 17 years of age; served through Irish rebellion; killed in voluntary effort to carry mails to his comrades through enemy fire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: III. G. 8.


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such a dreadful waste of a young life but I suppose getting the mail through is a necessity


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