|Northamptonshire Regiment||19544||2nd Battalion|
Derbyshire Courier 12 October 1915
John was born in 1891, and like his father he worked in the limestone quarry. He married Emily Townsend in 1912. He entered France in July 1915 and the following October, was wounded.
Derbyshire Times 9 October 1915
WHATSTANDWELL MAN WOUNDED
Mr and Mrs Edward Wragg, of Hollow Booth, Whatstandwell, have received a note from their son Pte. Jno. Ed. Wragg, now in the 2nd Northants, who is now in hospital at Sunderland having been wounded in the recent great battle. He is 25 years of age, and has a wife and two children, who reside at Ripley. Mr Wragg, who also has another son (George) in the Sherwood Foresters is himself only 50 years of age, and has been in indifferent health for over a year, and during which time he has been unable to follow his occupation as a quarryman. He had a younger son (Tom) killed last year at the Oakerthorpe Colliery, Wingfield. The letter says: – “I landed here on Tuesday. I got wounded in the shoulder, and had a piece of shrapnel taken out on Friday, while I was in France. I got knocked out on the second day; it was dreadful. I did not see the charge but should have liked to have been in it; there are hundreds over here with me, who were in it.”
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
1939 Register: 6 Fletcher Street, Ripley
John E Wragg b.31 August 1890; stoker gas works, heavy work
Emily Wragg b.18 July 1891
Joan M Baines (Wragg) b.12 May 1920; Platt Hauker?
Dorothy L Severn (Wragg) b.21 December 1922; weft spinner horsehair
three closed records
John E Wragg married Emily Townsend in 1912 June qtr (Belper reg district)
1901: Market Place, Crich
|Edith||Wragg||daughter||16||Factory hand cotton||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 46 page 11
1911: Thurlow Booth, Whatstandwell
|Edward||Wragg||Head||47||Rockman, limestone quarry||Ripley|
|Lucy Alice||Wragg||daughter||22||Factory presser||Crich|
|John Edward||Wragg||son||20||Rockman, limestone quarry||Crich|
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