Commemorated on the War Memorial, Church Memorial at St James’ and Christleton Institute Memorial Board
A Memorial Service for Cecil held at St James’ December 1918
Cheshire Observer Nov 16th 1918
Deaths of local Christleton Solider
Deeply regret to learn that another well known and highly esteemed Christleton lad has passed away in France. On Friday last week- a telegram was received by Mr Fred Wright of Quarry Lane, from an American Hospital stating that Corporal Wright had been admitted suffering from flu and on Wednesday last official information from the Record Office in Shrewsbury was received by his parents stating; your so passed away on 9th November from bronchial pneumonia. Corporal Wright was 27years of age & 2nd of five sons who all joined up on the outbreak of war. He was an ex member of the Eaton Squadron of the Cheshire Yeomanry. Corporal Wright re-joined his old regiment and went out to Egypt. He came home in August on leave, on expiry of which was drafted to another front.
Prior to the war he was a bricklayer by trade having served his apprenticeship with Messrs Vernon & Sons of Chester. He was a valued member of Christleton Young Mens club and Institute and a general favourite in the village. Geniality and good nature making him popular wherever he went.