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WRIGHT, THEODORE

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
14/09/1914
Age:
31
Regiment/Service:
Royal Engineers
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference:
II. B. 21.
Cemetery:
VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of the late William Walter and Arabella Wright, of "Talgai", Albury, Guildford.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Nov., 1914, records the following :- "Action for which commended :- Gallantry at Mons on 23rd August in attempting to connect up the lead to demolish a bridge under heavy fire; although wounded in the head he made a second attempt. At Vailly, on 14th September he assisted the passage of the 5th Cavalry Brigade over the pontoon bridge and was mortally wounded whilst assisting wounded men into shelter."

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Grave Registration Reports (GRRs) are standard forms which detail graves for which the Commission is responsible within a particular burial ground. They provide basic details of the individuals, such as name, service number, rank, regiment, unit and date of death, and are listed in Plot, Row and Grave order.
These record details of individuals who were originally buried in smaller or isolated cemeteries, but who, at a later date, were exhumed and reburied in war cemeteries. The concentration of cemeteries allowed otherwise unmaintainable graves to be moved into established war grave cemeteries where the Commission could ensure proper commemoration.
These documents provide details of what was actually inscribed on an individual’s headstone. Their main purpose was to help manage the enormous programme of headstone production and engraving the Commission embarked on in the immediate aftermath of the First World War.

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VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY

Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne

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