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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 (Jack) P. Wraight,
 
Ivy E. Wraight,
Mildred E.Wraight ,
Edward R. Wraight ,
Kate W. Wraight ,
Doris M. Wraight,
Thomas W. Wraight,
and Mabel V. 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]

[last amended March 2013]