William Arthur Wragg (1893–1966)

Assistant Steward

Merchant Navy 859217

Identity Cerificate 859217

William Wragg c 1918

William was born on 19 February 1893 to Edward and Rebecca Wragg. In 1911 he was a servant to Maurice Deacon at Chase Cliffe, Whatstandwell. By 1915 he was serving with the Mercantile Marine on board RMS Tainui. His correspondence address in 1921 was in East Ham, London. After the war he continued serving in the Merchant Navy and married in 1922

Merchant Navy Records
He was 5ft 3½ in tall with fair hair and blue eyes. He served as a cabin waiter and assistant steward. He served aboard RMS Ausonia.

Merchant Navy Medal card index
WRAGG, William Arthur; Cert or Did.A. 806469; RS2 No. 859217
Born Derbyshire 1893
Mercantile Marine Ribbon
British Medal Ribbon
Mecantile Marine Medal
British Medal

His brothers George Wragg and John Edward Wragg are also on the Roll of Honour.
His brother-in-law Charles Russell, a gardener at Alderwasley Hall, (husband of Lucy Alice Wragg) was awarded the Military Medal.


1901: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Rebecca Wragg wife 40   Crich
Edith Wragg daughter 16 Factory hand cotton Crich
Lucy Wragg daughter 12   Crich
John Wragg son 10   Crich
William Wragg son 8   Crich
George Wragg son 3   Crich
Thomas Wragg son 1   Crich

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1911: Chase Cliffe,Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Maurice Deacon Head 60 Civil and mining engineer Derby
Helen Millicent Deacon wife 38 Mistress of household Aston, Sallop
Five family members          
Eight servants          
William Wragg servant 18   Crich

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1918 Roll of Electors for Crich
William Wragg, Sandy Lane, absent on military service.