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WRIGHTSON, Alfred Claude. Sgt 19572 7th Btn Yorkshire Regiment.

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Alfred Claude was born in Sexhow in 1896 to Thomas Wrightson aged 56, a farmer and his wife Eliza aged 41 living in Red House Farm, Sexhow which is recorded as having 7 rooms. Claude as he was known was the youngest of 8 and in 1901 the family consisted of Mabel Ann aged 22, John Robert Aged 20, Esther aged 19, Elizabeth 14, Ruth Jane 9, Dorothy aged 8 and Claude 4. Thomas Henry aged 17 had left home. In 1911 when he was 14 Claude is recorded in the census as being at school.
Claude signed up and was died of wounds on 9 February 1917 aged 20 whilst fighting in the Somme. He is remembered on the war memorial in Hutton Rudby, plaque in Conyers school, plaque in All Saints Church, Hutton Rudby and on the family gravestone in St. Botolph's Church, Carlton in Cleveland along with his parents and brother Thomas Henry who died in 1928.


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Yarm 1914 Research ________________

The Yarm 1914 Commemoration Group is carrying out research on the soldiers listed. We are finding where they lived in Yarm and will represent the findings in a wall of poppies presentation. More details will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and this web site. If you have any information please contact us. Left click on the picture below.