Private Arthur Wright of the 8th Lincolnshire Regiment was the son of Mary Ann Green, of Aldgate, Ketton, and was born in the village on 30 November 1893. He worked as an engineer before joining up on 7 September 1914, and went to France almost exactly a year later on 9 September 1915. He went into action almost immediately as the Battle of Loos began. Just over two weeks after arriving at the Western Front, he was badly wounded on 26 September, and though bandaged up by Lieutenant Van Someren, he had to be left behind when the British retreated. Nothing further was heard of him, so it is presumed he must have died there. He has no known grave and so is remembered on panel 137 (Addendum Panel) of the Loos Memorial to the Missing as well as on Ketton's war memorial.
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