Matthew Howard Wright – 15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal
Private 28626 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.
Enlisted 27th May 1915, Stanley, Co Durham. Entered Theatre of War, France, 9th October 1915. Killed in action 1st July 1916, France & Flanders
Awarded 15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Reported wounded & missing 1st July 1916
Items returned to the family were photographs, hair brush and cards
1911 census shows Matthew working as a Driver underground in the Coal Mine and living at 26 Moore Street, South Moor with his father, step-mother and extended family.