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Albert Edward Wright, police and military man

Albert Edward Wright, the late grandfather of Ian Wright, was born in Countesthorpe and served in the Coventry Police Force and The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 13th Battalion from around 1912 to 1948. Ian recently found some old photographs of him, including military photos and group portraits of police, football and cricket teams, and he would be grateful if anyone could identify the teams he was playing for, or supply any additional information about anything featured below. If you know more, please visit the discussion on the forum and join in.

Clicking on most of the photos will open up a much larger version.


Cricket team

These relate to his cricket career. There is one which is named "Foleshill Albion", the others Ian has no idea about.

Cricket team

Cricket team

Cricket team

Cricket fixtures


Football team

Albert Wright as a footballer The following images relate to Albert's football career. There was mention in the family that he once played for the Leicester Fosse and Coventry Police football teams.

Football team

Football team


Military career

Albert Wright in the military Albert served with the 13th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, which was billeted to Exmouth, Devon, where he drilled troops - he was a PTI. He also served with the 51st Devonshire Regiment.
One photo shows him departing Coventry station with the Warwickshire Regiment.

Military image

Military image

Military image

Military image

Military image


Police career

This group of photos relates to his police career. In the first image he is the Sergeant (S2 in the foreground). It would be interesting to learn where the group photo was taken and what the occasion was.

Police photo

Police photo

Police photo

Police certificate

Now for some "Mug Shots" which Ian believes the police used to carry on them in order to identify suspects or Coventry's most wanted!

Police suspect

Police suspect

Police suspect

Police suspect

Police stamp

We finish off with the many badges, buttons and medals accrued during Albert's various careers. These include two sporting medals; for Coventry vs Birmingham Police, 1912, and L.F.A. - 1908/09 (Medal Compton) - one for football and the other cricket.
Among the others are World War One medals, Warwickshire Regiment and PTI (Cross Swords) badges, Police buttons & Police number and badge.

Police medal Police medal Police badges Police buttons Police buttons Military badges Military medal Military medal Military medal

 
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