Identity Cerificate 859217
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
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
|Edith||Wragg||daughter||16||Factory hand cotton||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 46 page 11
1911: Chase Cliffe,Whatstandwell
|Maurice||Deacon||Head||60||Civil and mining engineer||Derby|
|Helen Millicent||Deacon||wife||38||Mistress of household||Aston, Sallop|
|Five family members|
RG14PN20984 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED13 SN254
1918 Roll of Electors for Crich
William Wragg, Sandy Lane, absent on military service.