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Section 45-B Nurse Amelia Beatrice Wright (1878-1919)


1. & 2. Amelia Beatrice Wright is commemorated on Bramham War Memorial as Nurse M Wright. Millie died in WW1 and is also commemorated in a special chapel, dedicated to the women who lost their lives in 2 world wars, under the Five Sister’s Window in York Minster. She is commemorated in the Red Cross section.

Her father, James, was born in Bramham in 1841, the 9th of 10 children born to John Wright and Sarah Jenkinson. On the 1881 census James was living in Leeds with his wife Mary, born in Greenock and Millie, aged 3. James is listed as a joiner (journeyman), a step up from his family of agricultural workers.

3. Marriage certificate of James and Mary

4. James and Mary had married in Leeds Parish Church on 27th December 1876. Mary’s parents were Angus (a blacksmith) and Catherine Sinclair living in Greenock, near Glasgow, Scotland.
Millie didn’t marry but seems to have been artistic. Oral family history states that she attended Art College in London and won a completion with her design and stitching of a linen, white on white bedspread still in the family. The bedspread is a design incorporating the thistles of Scotland.
Her service records state that she had initially served at Baeuliu Aux Hospital in Harrogate (also known as the Royal Bath Hospital) and later at the 2nd Northern Military Hospital (also known as East Leeds War Hospital). She served from January 1917 to her death 8th January 1919. The address on her service records is that of the family at Field House, Bramham.

5. - 10. Amelia's service records

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She died in East Leeds War Hospital. Her death certificate states that the cause of death was
1. peritonitis about 12 hours
2. perforation of the bowel 12 hours and tuberculosis of the colon about 7 weeks.
She died in a hospital in her home town. I have been told that she could have caught the tuberculosis from an injured soldier.
Her mother must have died before her death as her father was living back in Bramham with his brother and sisters in Field House at the time of her death.

11. 12. and 13. James standing with his sisters Sarah Ann on his right and Lizzie (Elizabeth) on his left in front of Field House.

14. Amelia Beatrice Wright's family tree.

15. Bramham War memorial with plaque listing Amelia's name.





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