Willoughby Thornton Wrigley MC

Memorial: Old Sodbury - St John the Baptist Church

Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Military Cross, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Captain

Parents: Rev. Daniel and Matilda Florence Wrigley

Home address: Hartburn Vicarage, Morpeth, Northumberland

Date of birth: 1895

Place of birth: Nhill, Victoria, Northern Australia

Date of death: 15/08/1920

Buried/Commemorated at: Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Ref VIII. M. 1.), Iraq

Age: 25

Further information:

Willoughby Thornton Wrigley was born in 1894 in Nhill, Victoria, in Northern Australia. His parents were the Rev. Daniel Wrigley and his wife Matilda Florence who lived at Hartburn Vicarage in Morpeth. He was educated at St John's School in Leatherhead and entered Keeble College, Oxford

Willoughby Thornton Wrigley enlisted in 1914 and served with the "C" company of the 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment as a Captain. He was an Assistant Political Officer in Shahraban

Willoughby Thornton Wrigley died on the 15th August 1920 at the age of 25 years and is buried in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Ref VIII. M. 1.), Iraq

Willoughby Thornton Wrigley was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914/15 Star medals. He was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Military Cross

Willoughby Thornton Wrigley is mentioned on the Chipping Sodbury and District War Memorial Cottage Hospital board, now at Yate and District Heritage Centre, under Old Sodbury

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Yate and District Heritage Centre, Forces War Records and CWGC