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Theodore Wright

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See also: Theodore S. Wright, an African-American abolitionist; Theodore Paul Wright, an Aeronautical engineer.


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Theodore Wright was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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He was 31 years old, and a Captain in the 57th Field Coy., Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 23 August 1914 at Jemappes, Mons, Belgium, Captain Wright, along with Lance-Corporal Charles Jarvis, tried to connect up the lead to demolish a bridge, under heavy fire and although wounded in the head, he made a second attempt. At Vailly, France, on 14 September he assisted the passage of the 5th Cavalry Brigade over the pontoon bridge and was mortally wounded whilst helping a wounded man into shelter.

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He was born at Brighton, and received his education from Clifton College and the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich.

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