Friday, 6 May 2016

Captain Theodore Wright V.C.

119 Landsdowne Place, Hove

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, today unveiled a plaque to Captain Wright at his birthplace in Hove. The unveiling was preceded by a welcome address by the City Mayor and an account of Captain Wright's heroism by Lt.Col.Stuart Brown of the Royal Engineers. Captain Wright received the V.C. posthumously after being mortally wounded while assisting wounded men to shelter.

The unveiling was followed by the Last Post, sounded by the Salvation Army trumpeter Mr Brian Warren; one minute silence; Reveille; prayers by the Archdeacon of Brighton & Lewes; and the National Anthem. The ceremony was closed by the Interim Chairman of the Commemorative Plaque Panel, Mr Roger Amerena.

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