Alfred Main Wright

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 2170
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 29.10.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 9 Herons Lane, Lochee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Main Wright, 9 Herons Lane, Lochee

  • Father:

    Alex Hutton Wright, 9 Herons Lane, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander, William and 1 sister (name unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alfred Main Wright

Alfred was the brother of Pte Alexander Wright, 53279, London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, who died of wounds 24.11.1917.

Alfred Wright   2170   Black Watch



Still another young Dundee soldier, Lance-Corporal Alfred Wright, of the 42nd Black Watch, has died at the front.  His father, Mr Alex. H. Wright, who resides at 9 Heron’s Lane, Lochee, received the official notice of his son’s death yesterday.

Corporal Wright was only 21 years of age, but had served three years in the regiment before war broke out, and he was sent immediately to the front.  He had a brother Wm Wright serving in the army at Aldershot, and a brother-in-law in the 8th Battalion of the 42nd Black Watch.

Dundee People’s Journal 19th December 1914

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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