1914/15 Trio and Plaque to 12/1295 Pte F Wright E York R / Hull Pals Sportsmens BN
Freeman Wright was born in East Halton, Lincolnshire in 1877.
The 1911 census found Freeman employed as a 'Cycle Worker Frame Builder', and living with his wife and three children at 10 Hungate Barton On Humber Linc.
An original member of the 12th East Yorkshire Regiment, otherwise known as the 3rd Hull Pals Sportsmans Bn.
He landed with the battalion in Egypt on 28th December 1915. Then to France in March 1916.
Freeman didn't settle very well into army life; he was in trouble on a few occasion and given harsh punishments. On the 4th of February 1916, he was awarded seven days Field Punishment Number Two for disobeying an order.
While serving that sentence, he was awarded seven days Field Punishment Number on for disobeying an order and being insolent to an Officer.
On 24th July 1916, a Field General Court Martial awarded Freeman seventy days Field Punishment Number One! Unfortunately, his papers don't state the offence, but it must have been a serious charge to warrant that punishment.
Freeman was killed in action on 13th November 1916, during the attack on Serre. Copies of the war diary included with the group. He was laid to rest in Euston Road Cemetery Collincamps.
This is the first time the group has been on the market.