GEORGE GREENWOOD

 

 

Born: 1869, Lawshall, Suffolk.

Died: 6th January 1901; age: 31; KiA at Colesberg, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Residence: Lawshall Green, Suffolk.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 2064.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   Lawshall, Suffolk.

 

George was 2 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Edward Greenwood, 28, an Agricultural Labourer, born Bradfield Combust, Suffolk.

Mahala Greenwood (nee James), 29, born Lawshall.

Alfred Greenwood, 8 months, born Lawshall.

 

1881   Lawshall Green, Suffolk.

 

George was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 40, an Agricultural Labourer.

Mahala, 40.

Alfred, 10.

Eliza Greenwood, 8, born Lawshall.

Kate Greenwood, 4, born Lawshall.

Harriet Greenwood, 1, born Lawshall.

One of the notable Battles with a large loss of Suffolk life was the “Battle of Suffolk hill” at Colesberg, Northern Cape 5th- 6th January 1900. The hill was originally called Red or Grassy Hill. The Suffolk regiment was ordered to make a night attack on a Boer position on the heights, four companies, 354 of all ranks, set out at midnight under the command of Col. Watson. The Suffolks were met by a storm of bullets. The Colonel was amongst the first to fall, and the party later retired with 11 officers and 150+ men killed, wounded or captured.

The Boer War.

Suffolk Regiment 

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