William Henry Wright

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Reference WMO/293851


Heanor Cemetery

Ilkeston Road



DE75 7DT


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Leaded
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: An addition to a headstone on a family grave. The white marble headstone is in the style of an unfurled scroll with the inscription inlaid on the front in upright capital block lettering. Similar further inscriptions are on the foot of the scroll and on the rear of the head. The headstone surmounts a plain oblong white marble base with a further inscription on the face. A CWGC grave marker is placed towards the foot of the grave and has the badge of the Durham Light Infantry in relief within a roundel at the head and an incised inscription in upright capital roman lettering. Plain oblong white kerbs surround both stones.
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6 o'clock face of family headstone: (IN LOVING MEMORY OF)/ WA(LTER W)RIGHT/ (WHO DIED OF) WOUNDS/ RECEIVED IN FRANCE/ OCTOBER 9TH. 1917,/ AGED 27 YEARS./ AL(SO) WILLIAM HENRY WRIGHT/ OF H.M.S. NEMESIS./ WHO WAS LOST AT SEA/ AUGUST 29TH. 1916,/ AGED 20 YEARS./ BELOVED SONS OF/ WILLIAM & PHOEBE WRIGHT/ (OF HEANOR.)/ THIS SCROLL WAS ERECTED BY THE RELATIVES/ AND MANY FRIENDS OF THE ABOVE AS A/ TRIBUTE OF RESPECTFUL SYMPATHY. 12 o'clock face of family headstone: ALSO PHOEBE WRIGHT,/ DIED JUNE 7TH. 1941,/ AGED 79 YEARS. 6 o'clock face of base of family headstone: (... WILLIAM, THEIR ... ...)/ (WHO DIED OCT 20TH. 1922, AGED 52 YEARS)/ AT REST Face of CWGC marker stone: 43101 PRIVATE/ W. WRIGHT/ DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY/ 9TH OCTOBER 1917 (Some lettering was missing from the family headstone and the inscription on the base was partly illegible due to its low position.)

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