Biography of Private George Edgar Wright (31278)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 26th October 1917


  • Name: George Edgar Wright
  • Date of birth: 1892
  • Place of Birth: Thurlby nr Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1892
  • Place of Birth Registration: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: William Wright
  • DOB: 1856
  • Place of Birth: Thimbleby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Artisian well borer


  • Name: Mary Susan Pear
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place Of Birth: Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1883 Bourne District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Martha Ann Wright, 1884, Thurlby
  • John William Bryan Wright, 1886, Thurlby
  • Ewart Charles Francis Wright, Somersby
  • Annie Elizabeth Wright, 1889, Somersby (died 1891)
  • Ellen Drakard, 1891, Thurlby (step sister)
  • George Edgar Wright, 1892, Thurlby
  • Annie Lizzie Wright, 1894, Thurlby
  • Edward Victor Wright, 1896, Thurlby
  • Bertie Wright, 1898, Thurlby (half brother)
  • Herbert Wright, 1899, Thurlby (died 1899) (half brother)
  • Walter Wright, 1900, Thurlby (half brother)
  • Arthur Drakard Wright, 1903, Thurlby (half brother)


  • 1901: George is living with his father and step mother in Crown Lane, Thurlby nr Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his father and step mother at Northorpe nr Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 18 and he is listed as a horseman on farm.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • Name: Ethel Hardes
  • Date of birth: 23rd December 1894
  • Place of Birth: Bromley by Bow, Middlesex


  • Date of Marriage: 1917
  • Place of Marriage: Stepney District


  • George Albert Wright, 1917, Northorpe nr Bourne, Lincolnshire

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Richard William James Hardes
  • Mother: Anna Pugh

Newspaper Mentions

  • War Office Weekly Casualty List Tuesday December 4th 1917
    Wright 31278 G. E. (Bow, E)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 10th November 1917
    THE TOLL OF WAR – News has reached Thurlby of the death in action, on the same day, of two of Thurlby’s contribution to our fighting line – on Oct. 26th, of Pte. Arthur Elvidge, of the Motor Transport, and Pte, George Wright, of the Lincolns.  Pte. Elvidge was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Elvidge, late of the Priory Farm, who removed to Laimdon, Essex, last April.  Mr. and Mrs. Elvidge, who had lived in Thurlby twenty-six years, were well-known and respected, and the loss of their son will call forth the sympathy of their many friends.  Pte. george Wright was the third son of Mr. Wm. Wright, of Northorpe.  Previous to joining the Forces Pte. Wright was in the Metropolitan Police.  He was maimed a few months ago, and the sympathy of the village is with the young widow and the parents in their great bereavement.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Edgar Wright, 31278, 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 26th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

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Effects Left To

  • Widow Ethel


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Thurlby, Roll of Honour in St Firmins Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private George Edgar Wright, 31278, 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 26 October 1917 Age 25
  • Son of William and Mary Susannah Wright; husband of Ethel Wright, of 7, Sherwood St, Bow Common, Bow, London.
  • Remembered with honour, Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Panel 35 to 37

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

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