The Hapton War Memorial 1914-1918

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69169 Private George Hunter Bright, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Born Chester, Cheshire, enlisted Accrington, Lancashire.

Died, France/Flanders, 1 July 1916.

Reported in the Burnley Express of 5 July 1916: -

HAPTON NATIVE'S DEATH.

On Saturday morning Mrs Bright who resides at 19, Church Street, Hapton, received a letter from her son, Private George H Bright, (69169), R.A.M.C., stating that he had gone through an operation, but was progressing favourably. A few hours later, however, a telegram was received by his wife at 22, Taylor Street, Brierfield, stating that her husband had died in France from pneumonia. The end news is now confirmed by further communications from the War Office.
Private Bright enlisted in September 1915, and was employed as booking clerk at Nelson Station previous to that date. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railways at Padiham and Burnley Stations had previously employed him. There are three brothers now serving in the Army - Sergeant William C. Bright, Cheshire Regiment, now stationed at Altcar; Sergeant-Major Joseph E. Bright, 1/4th Cheshire Regiment, at present abroad, and Private Ernest Bright, R.A.M.C., at present in France. Their late father, Sergeant Joseph Bright, had 21 years service in the Army, and served with the 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
Private Bright was formerly a resident of Hapton, and attended the Church Sunday school for many years.

Bright is buried in St. Sever Military Cemetery, Rouen, France. Plot A, Row 21, Grave 44.

The register records that he died of pneumonia at the 5th General Hospital. He was aged 27 at the time of his death, the son of Joseph and Rachael Bright of Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire. Husband of Florence Mary Bright of 22, Taylor Street, Brierfield, Lancashire.