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According to SDGW this man was born in Hammersmith but there are many births in that area. he initially enlisted in the KOYLI so the newspaper article is wrong when it states West Yorkshire Regiment. He lived with a family in Briestfield near Dewsbury.

 

He must have been an orphan or estranged from his family as his medals were all returned and his Soldiers Effects never paid out.

 

Any help in finding his family via  census returns will be gratefully received

 

Private WRIGHT, WILLIAM

Service Number 27921

Died 28/10/1918

11th Bn.
Lancashire Fusiliers

William Wright Briestfield soldier.JPG

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This could be one "William Wright" who could match the bill. Born around the right time, 1897 (age 21 when died), and the census of 1901 has born in Chiswick.

 

The mother, Elizabeth Wright (nee Couzens) was a Widow in the 1901 Census. The Father, Albert Wright, had died sometime between 1896 and 1901 (I cannot find a match for a death of Albert in London).

 

There's nothing else in the records for 1911, for William or Elizabeth and the other children.

 

Otherwise you're looking for a child born in Fulham or Brentford to match the Hammersmith birth, in my opinion. 

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Thank you Craig

We will see what it says..............................

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Another snippet. 

 

Albert Frederick James Wright (mother Couzens [Courens]) born Q2 1889 Brentford, died Q2 1901 registered in Brentford.

 

Elsie May Wright (mother Couzens) born Q1 1894 Brentford. This could be Elsie in 1911 Census, a domestic servant. So shows that she isn't living with her mother, at least. 

 

Therefore, could William have left for the Collieries in Yorkshire for work?

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That is a good deduction, in 1911 he was not living with Mr and Mrs Watson.

A few young men came from the London area to work in Briestfield coal mines, although it was a smallish village

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Hi All

 An Elizabeth CONZENS  ......Ancestry ! (COUZENS) married Albert Wright on 11.4.1887 at Saint Paul, Chiswick, Hounslow. She was born 1864.. Albert was born 1865 and was a Warehousemn. His father was George Wright a bricklayer.  Elizabeth's father, also George was a Painter. Witnesses were a George Bennett and a Nellie Wright..looking..

1891 census living at  55 Devonshire Road, Chiswick. Elizabeth shown as Elizabeth M Wright  b. Chiswick. Albert F J Wright 2 yrs.  Albert's mother ..Ellen (Nellie?)

Regards Barry

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Hi Again

1911 census....Elizabeth Wright, widow, 49 yrs at 41 Devonshire Road (SAME ADDRESS AS 1901), Chiswick with daughter Elsie May Wright born 1894 Chiswick, WILLIAM GEORGE WRIGHT,  15 yrs born  1896 Chiswick, a Clerk Cashier, and  Elizabeth's sister Alice Couzens born  1874, Chiswick.   SO ......are we looking for William George Wright?

Elizabeth has written  married 24 yrs, 5 children , 2 alive, 3 died. this is crossed out.

Regards Barry

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5 hours ago, Peter Bennett said:

That is a good deduction, in 1911 he was not living with Mr and Mrs Watson.

A few young men came from the London area to work in Briestfield coal mines, although it was a smallish village

Is the Mr and Mrs. Henry Watson the same as Henry who married Annie Noble  on 9.9. 1905? Dewsbury, 9b,1338. 1911 census at Briestfield.

Perhaps William worked as a Clerk at the Jaggars Elliott Grange Ash Colliery?

Regards Barry

Annie Noble's uncle, Squire Noble 1853-1921, lived next door to the Watsons in 1911 .he had an adopted son James Wright born 1884 ??? 1901 census.

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Hi Barry

 

You have certainly been busy and I am grateful for your input. You have the correct Henry Watson and family.

 

I had assumed that William might have been a coal miner or similar associated jobs, but the fact that he was a clerk in 1911 could mean he had a clerical job at the Briestfield Pit.

 

Not sure if William had a middle name, I have ordered his Soldiers Will so when it arrives it will hopefully confirm his family connections.

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Hi

Looks like the end of the road. As a matter of interest what is the full address on the will? Can't make out C/O 9 ?????? Clough, Hand Bank, Mirfield.

Regards Barry

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I will have to take a drive down there and have a look

 

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