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World War Two -  Casualty List

Lance Corporal

Reginald Charles Wraight

 

[photo copyright Wraight and Dalton Families]

Born:

04 February 1920 at Wick Farm, Acrise, Kent.

Service No.

6291771

Regiment(s)

2nd Battalion The Buffs
Royal East Kent Regiment

Military Notes:

He was driving a Bren gun carrier in the deserts of North Africa, when it came under attack from the air. Several were killed in the dive bombing raid.

Family Notes:

Son  of Percy Wraight (b.6 April 1880 Newington)and Kate Wraight (nee Prebble, born 11 Dec 1883 Hastingleigh.)
Brother of John Percy Wraight (Jack),
 
Ivy Elizabeth Wraight (Sis),
Mildred Eliza Wraight (Milly),
Edward Rowland Wraight (Ted),
Kate Winifred Wraight (Kay),
Doris Mary Wraight(Doll),
Thomas William Wraight(Tom),
and Mabel Violet Wraight (1915-1917).

He was a nephew of Alfred Stephen Prebble and Edward Prebble on the Hastingleigh Roll WW1 of Honour.

Civilian Occupation:

Worked in the butcher's shop in Stelling Minnis prior to WW2.

Married:

n/a

Died:

30 September 1942

Cemetery/Memorial:

El Alamein War Cemetery  / Grave ref. XXVII. F.13
Hastingleigh Church WW2 Memorial Brass Plaque
Hastingleigh and Elmsted War Memorial Cross
and Stowting Parish Memorial Cross,and on Stelling Minnis Memorial Flag Pole.

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[Additional information kindly supplied by Reg Wraight's centenarian sister Kate in Jan 2013]