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Death of Captain Harold Wright

Loughborough Herald - 16th September 1915.

It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the death took place in a London hospital on Monday night of Captain Harold Wright, second son of Mr Wm Wright, of One Ash, Quorn. The deceased officer was badly wounded in the spine with shrapnel at the Dardanelles on July 28, and was taken to Alexandria, where an operation was performed by Sir Frederick Treves. From the first his condition was regarded as most critical. His parents visited him at Alexandria, and, we are informed, accompanied him back to England.

The deceased, who was 31 years of age, was very prominent in cricket circles, and last season he played in six county matches, his highest score being 29 against Hampshire, and his average 13*87 per innings. Against the same team at Southampton he scored 26 not out. The latter total was knocked up on a wretched wicket against the bowling of Jaques and Kennedy.

By all the deceased was highly respected, and the sympathy of all goes out to his parents and relatives.

 Submitted on: 2009-12-01
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 707
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