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Maurice Gabriel Hume-Wright

Maurice Gabriel Hume-Wright

Lieutenant 8th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
Died 10 July 1916 aged 21
Remembered on Ash War Memorial
Buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Somme

Maurice Hume-Wright was born in Kolar Gold Fields in India. He was the fourth son of Gerald and Elizabeth Hume-Wright.

The census records that in 1911 the family lived at Heather Mount, Rydes Hill, Worplesdon. Major Gerald Hume-Wright, born in Dublin, was a “Pensioned magistrate Mysore Government Service”. The electoral register records Major Gerald and Elizabeth Hume-Wright living in Elleray in Prospect Road at Ash Vale in 1918. Major Hume-Wright sent a postcard picture of the house to one of his sons.

The Surrey and Hants News 27 July 1916 reported that Maurice’s father had received information that, after storming a village, he had been killed by a grenade at close range. One of his last acts was one of tender regard for his men, when he gave a drink of water to a wounded Tommy under heavy fire.

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