|Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry||10874||7th Battalion
Derbyshire Courier 5 August 1915
Photo courtesy Peter Lymn
Born in 1893, Jack worked as a quarryman before joining the army. He entered France in July 1915 and was killed in action on 16th August 1917, aged twenty-one; he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Medal Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals
He entered France 23/07/15
Private Jack Wragg, killed in action
26 October 1915
Private J.T. Wragg, Crich
Derbyshire Courier, 13 January 1917
CRICH NCO THREE TIMES WOUNDED
Last weekend Mr John Wragg, newsagent, Crich, received an official intimation from the Infantry Records Office , Exeter, that his son Lance-Corporal J.T. Wragg was wounded, and was in the stationary hospital, Rouen. A letter from Lance-Corporal Wragg states that he has been wounded in the foot. this makes the third time he has been in hospital the result of wounds. The first time was in October 1915, when he was shot in the head by a sniper, and the second time in September of last year. Lance-Corporal Wragg along with his chum lance-Corporal Maurice Perry, joined the Duke of Cornwall’s in the early stages of the war.
Derbyshire Times 25 August 1917
ANOTHER CRICH LOSS
On Friday news was received by Mr and Mrs John Wragg of Crich, that their son John Wragg (21), Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry had been killed in action. Gunner Wragg had been on ten days leave during this month, and he looked quite happy and cheerful amongst his old Crich friends, who mourn his loss. He enlisted soon after the war began.
1 September 1917
Cpl John T. Wragg, eldest son of Mr John W. Wragg, newsagent, Crich, has been killed in action. The sad intelligence reached Mr and Mrs Wragg on Friday in a letter from second lieutenant P.M.Whiteley, B. Co– Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Lt Whiteley says – "I am extremely grieved to have to inform you that your son was killed in action on the morning of 16 August whist helping to play his part in the great British advance, being at this time of his death in charge of a Lewis gun team. For a long time he'd been one of the very best men in action in the company, and he took a most intelligent interest in the plan of operations. He will be greatly missed by all of us here. Kindly accept my deepest sympathy." Confirmation of the news has been forwarded to Crich by Cpl Maurice Perry, who is in the same company. He has written to his parents, who live near the Marketplace, stating that his chum, Cpl Wragg had been killed. It is only about six weeks ago since Cpl Wragg was over at Crich for his first leave, after two and a half years in France. During this time he'd been wounded three times, once very seriously, when he was shot in the head by a sniper on 8 October, 1915. His sound physique, however, pulled him through, and he afterwards was often in the thick of the fighting. He and his chum, Cpl Maurice Perry, joined the Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry immediately at the outbreak of war and throughout the three years they have been together. Cpl Wragg, who was 24 years of age was a miner at the Oakerthorpe colliery before his enlistment.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
|Regiment/Service||Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry|
|Date of Death||16/08/17|
|Casualty type||Commonwealth War Dead|
|Grave/Memorial Reference||Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.|
|Cemetery||TYNE COT MEMORIAL|
|Hettie||Coleman||boarder||15||Factory hand, hosiery||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 61 page 7
1911: Crich Common
|Ada||Wragg||daughter||19||Buttoning machinist, hosiery||Crich|
|John T||Wragg||son||18||Limestone quarryman||Crich|
|Luke||Wragg||father (wdwr)||72||Retired limestone quarryman||Matlock|
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