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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-1969)
and
Kate Prebble (b. 11 Dec 1883 Hastingleigh-1951)
m. 1904 Hastingleigh

Brother of
John (Jack) Percy Wraight (1905-1999),
 
Ivy Elizabeth Wraight (Dunn)(1906-1981 ),
Mildred Eliza Wraight (Dalton) (1908-2000 ),
Edward Roland Wraight (1911-1982 ) ,
Kate Winifred Wraight (Leigh)(1912-2013),
Doris M. Wraight (Wood) (1914-1964 )
Mabel V Wraight (1915-1917)
Thomas W. Wraight (1918- 1971),

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

1939 Register address: Town Farm, Stowting

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]