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looking for the family of sjt wright 8th lancashire fusiliers 1937
« on: Sunday 07 July 19 02:13 BST (UK) »
i think his name is james and i think he was in the sjt,s mess

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Re: looking for the family of sjt wright 8th lancashire fusiliers 1937
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 July 19 07:37 BST (UK) »
This maybe him...

JAMES WRIGHT    Fusilier 3447958    Lancashire Fusiliers

Death       Thursday, May 30, 1940   Age 25   Dunkirk

   


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Re: looking for the family of sjt wright 8th lancashire fusiliers 1937
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 July 19 07:48 BST (UK) »
There are 2 possibilities, both on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website:

3447958 Fusilier James Wright    1/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died between 30th May 1940 and 2nd June 1940, age 25
Commemorated at Dunkirk Memorial

4468612 Fusilier James Wright    10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died 17th June 1944   age 22
Buried at Delhi War Cemetery
Son of John Percy and Alice Wright, of Scarborough
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: looking for the family of sjt wright 8th lancashire fusiliers 1937
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 July 19 09:31 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, paynec3.

What significance has the date (?) 1937 have?


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Re: looking for the family of sjt wright 8th lancashire fusiliers 1937
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 July 19 14:24 BST (UK) »
The rank of sergeant is abbreviated Sgt., but fusilier generally means a private in an infantry regiment.
Bagwell of Kilmore & Lisronagh, Co. Tipperary;  Beatty from Enniskillen;  Brown from Preston, Lancs.;  Burke of Ballydugan, Co. Galway;  Casement in the IoM and Co. Antrim;  Davison of Knockboy, Broughshane;  Frobisher;  Guillemard;  Harrison in Co. Antrim and Dublin;  Jones around Burton Pedwardine, Lincs.;  Lindesay of Loughry;  Newcomen of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon;  Shield;  Watson from Kidderminster;  Wilkinson from Leeds

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Re: looking for the family of sjt wright 8th lancashire fusiliers 1937
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 July 19 15:56 BST (UK) »
i think his name is james and i think he was in the sjt,s mess

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