GEORGE JESSE FRANCIS GREENWOOD*

 

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Born: 7th September 1883, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 9th April 1915; age 31; near Neuve Chapelle – whilst turning away from examining the enemy’s position through his glasses.

Occupation: Clerk at Brown & Co., Timber Merchant’s, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 89.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference: V.E.3.

Aubers Ridge British Cemetery,

Aubers,

France.

 

Buried next to his friend Company Sergeant Major Thomas Henry Frost.

THOMAS HENRY FROST

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Joseph & Emma Ann Greenwood, of Colchester; husband of Nellie May Greenwood, of 53, Newton Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   4, South Street, St. Giles, Colchester, Essex.

 

George was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Joseph Greenwood, 31, a Steam Engine Fitter, born Moulsham, Essex.

Emma Ann Greenwood (nee Butler), 31, born Moulsham.

Millicent Louisa Emma Greenwood, 5, born Colchester.

Thomas Henry Herbert Greenwood, 2, born Colchester.

 

1901   15, Gilberd Road, Colchester, Essex.

 

George was 17 years old, a Stockbroker’s Clerk. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 41, an Engine Fitter Foreman.

Emma, 41.

Millicent, 15.

Thomas, 12.

Clement Stanley Greenwood, 9, born Colchester.

Elizabeth Ellen Greenwood, 7, born Colchester.

 

1911   53, Newton Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 27 years old, a Timber Merchant’s Clerk – Foreign Timber Importers. He was married and Head of the Household.

Nellie, 26.

George, 2.

 

Attended the Bluecoat School, Colchester.

 

On the 2nd September 1907, St. Botolph’s Church, Colchester, Essex, George married Nellie May Woods, born November 1884, Colchester. They had 2 children:

George Charles Greenwood, born June 1908, Ipswich

Millicent Alice Greenwood, born April 1912, Ipswich.

 

4th SUFFOLKS SERGEANT KILLED April 1915.

SERGT. GREENWOOD

Sergt. E.J.G. Greenwood, of C Company, 4th Suffolks, was killed in action on April 8th, when the battalion was again in the firing line. He was a good shot, and a well-known member of Felixstowe Rifle Club, and a prize-winner at the county meeting. He was employed by Messrs. Brown, timber merchants, Ipswich.

“A Miniature Rifleman” writes:- “By the death of Sergt. E.J.G.Greenwood, Ipswich has lost one of it’s best shots, and the 4th Suffolks a smart non-commissioned officer. Those who were accustomed to meeting Sergt. Greenwood at the Miniature Rifle Range will always remember his sporting spirit, and splendid marksmanship.”

 

 

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/suffolk-regiment/

http://www.suffolkregiment.org/Menu.html

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