Edward, also called Edmon or Edmond, was born in Holwell in 1892. His father, John, was an ironstone quarryman and his mother, Alice, had 6 sons and 2 daughters. By 1911, Alice was widowed; Edward was 19 and working as an ironstone labourer.
Edward joined the Leicestershire Regiment in Leicester, where the family were living on Christow Street by the time of the War.
16943 Private Edward Wright was killed in action on 15th September 1916, aged 24. He is commemorated on the Theipval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, which bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men who died in the Somme sector and have no known grave.