Private Stanley Wright

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Nov 1894

Date of Death

7 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Capstan operator


George Kent Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

26 Curzon Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Smallpox isolation hospital

Grave Location

Amara War Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 23rd November 1918
Pte Stanley Wright

Pte Stanley Wright, M/314452, Army Service Corps (M.T.), died suffering from smallpox in an isolation hospital at Amara in Mesopotamia (Iraq) on November 7th, 1918. He left a widow and two children living in Luton.

A telegram on November 5th first alerted Beatrice Wright to the gact that her husband was dangerously ill with smallpox. It was hoped that he would recover and that more hopeful news would be forthcoming. But on November 16th she received the new that he had passed away.

Pte Wright had enlisted on April 13th, 1917, and had served in Mesopotamia with the Motor Transport Section of the A.S.C. for 18 months.

He was the third son of Arthur and Eliza Wright, of 9 Pondwicks Road, Luton. He had married Beatrice Parsons at Luton Register Office on April 5th, 1913, and the couple had two children – Rold Jack (born June 1917) and Beatrice Dorothy (October 1918). They lived at 26 Curson Road, Luton.

Immediately prior to joining up, Stanley, a former worker in the straw trade, was capstan operator involved in the production of fuses at the for George Kent's munition factory in Luton.

An elder brother, Pte Arthur Wright, was killed in action in France in April 1917.

Individual Location

Pte Stanley Wright

Author: Deejaya

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