ALFRED EDWARD SIMPSON GREENARD

 

 

Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 20th July 1916; age 26; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 22090

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A,

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs Greenard, of 75, Prospect Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   75, Prospect Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 5 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Chapman Greenard, 45, a Brazier – Iron Worker, born Bruisyard, Suffolk.

Pamela Greenard (nee Simpson), 42, born Winston, Suffolk.

Emily Mary S. Greenard, 12, born Ipswich.

Pamela Ethel Maud Greenard, 10, born Ipswich.

Alice Louisa Helen Greenard, 8, born Ipswich.

Henry William Chapman Greenard, 7, born Ipswich.

William Robert A. Greenard, 5, born Ipswich.

Lucy Hannah C. Greenard, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1901   75, Prospect Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 55, an Iron Plate Worker.

Pamela, 52.

Pamela, 20, an Ayslum Attendant.

Henry, 17.

William, 15, an Errand Boy.

Lucy, 12.

 

1911   75, Prospect Road, Ipswich.

 

Alfred was 20 years old, an out of work – General Hand. He was living with his parents, siblings & niece.

William, 65, an Iron Plate Worker – Horticultural Engineers.

Pamela, 61.

William, 25, a Shop Assistant – Grocer.

Lucy, 22.

Doris Violet Greenard, 1, born Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Day 19 of the Somme offensive

2nd Battalion The Suffolk’s regimental records show: On the afternoon the Germans counter-attacked, forcing their way with fine courage but at great cost into Delville Wood and northern end of Longueval, which troops of the third division had just cleared. In consequence, two companies were sent up to Longueval ridge to support the attack of the 1st Gordon Highlanders on Longueval,  the remainder of the Battalion moving from the wood into Caterpiller Valley itself, where they were persistently shelled.

Early on the 19th Captain and adjutant Trollope and Lt. Pickard-Cambridge were wounded, 2nd Lt  Russell taking over the duties of adjutant. Throughout the time of stress captain Marshall R.A.M.C medical officer to the battalion always proved himself equal to the occasion, being subsequently awarded the D.S.O in recognition of his splendid service. On the 20th the battalion assembled for the renewed attack on Longueval and Delville Wood. The casualties were to be high.

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