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.
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.
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.