WRIGHT, Bernard [of Worksop]

Photo:Bernard Wright in The Boroug of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Bernard Wright in The Boroug of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914 - 1918

Worksop Guardian, Sissons and Son Ltd

Worksop Guardian 27 October 1916


Sergt. Bernard Wright


Last week, it was a difficult question to answer, whether Sergt. Bernard Wright, Tunnelling Corps, R.E. was wounded or killed, but on Monday afternoon, official news of his death reached his wife, at 22 Ryton Street, Worksop, so that his name has to be added to the list of local heroes who have fallen for their country. The deceased enlisted about thirteen months ago, leaving his occupation as deputy at Manton Colliery. After a very short training, he was sent out to France, and served out there for about a year. He was 39 years of age and a pitiful circumstance of his death is that he leaves a widow and four small children.


How he was killed in a letter from Major H E B Hicklings, which Mrs Wright received some little time before the official news arrived:

“Please accept my sincerest sympathy,” the Major wrote, “of the death of your husband while in action. I feel that nothing can make up for your loss, but it may help you a little knowing that he died doing his duty. He had gone out to do a small piece of work outside our area, but some distance behind the line. The enemy were slowly shelling us at the time, and I deeply regret that a shell killed your husband and one of the men working under him, and three other men were wounded.  I do not think he suffered at all. He was the best working Sergeant in the Co., and I shall feel his loss very much. He was absolutely to be depended on and was always chosen to do work when a Sergeant who could be relied upon was required.  With deepest sympathy, Major H E B Hicklings.”


The sympathy of Worksop people will go out to Mrs Wright and family in their bereavement.

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