James Wright MM

James Wright, aged 21 marries Agnes Taylor aged 22 on October 24th 1909. James profession is given as a gardner at St Cleopas Church Toxteth Park Liverpool.

In 1911 James (aged 22) is employed as a domestic gardner and wife Agnes Mary (aged 23) and son James Taylor aged 1. Living at 13 Cobden St Woolton

Sergeant James Wright’s pension record, states his wife Agnes of 3 Berrington Avenue Woolton. According to the record a son called Charles Arthur was born on 27th November 1911.

According to a newspaper article 24th November 1916. Sergeant James Wright one of 4 sons. All serving the War younger brother Ernest joined up with James in September 1914. While Gunner Edwin also in RFA and Alfred in the South Wales Borderers. Sergeant James Wright born Woolton and educated in Woolton Schools. Originally a ship steward which he gave and a few years ago and took up gardening and was employed by the late Mr. B. Rathbone at Yewtree House Allerton. James has been in France since June last year and has twice mentioned for gallantry. On one occasion he carried his Major back wounded under heavy fire. The officer unfortunately died. The Major’s widow presented Sergeant Wright with wristlet watch and an autograph photograph of the Major. Sergeant Wright took part in the Somme fighting. Captain Tebay informed Mrs Wright that her husband on the night of the 3rd of November. That Sergeant James caught with several others right in the battery position. I always found him a most able and gallant soldier. He was well like by officers and men. I am sure you will be glad to know he suffered no pain and his death was instant. The late Sergeant Wright was a popular member of the Village club and was associated with the league billiard and bowling teams in fact was one of the beat amateur bowlers in the district.

Its possible that Sergeant James Wright MM received his Military Medal ???. for carrying his Major back wounded under heavy fire.

Sergeant James Wright MM

Sergeant James Wright MM serial number 12845 serving in the “B” Bty 87th Bde Royal Field Artillery and died of wounds on 3rd November 1916

Sergeant James Wright MM is Remembered with Honour Pozieres British Cemetery , Ovillers-La Boisselle , France