Tom Greenwood (1881-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

GREENWOOD, TOM. 2nd Lieutenant. 1/5th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Born Aspley, Huddersfield, 14.8.1881. Son of the late Thomas Alfred and Lavinia Greenwood, 10 Dalton Green Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at Mr Ed. Mellor's Academy, Spring Street, Huddersfield and Kirkheaton National Schools. Employed as a stockbroker's clerk in the office of Mr T. K. Mellor, stock and share broker. Single. Enlisted as a Private in the 1/8th (Irish) Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment) on 11.11.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. In October, 1917, was recommended for a commission and went through the course with a Cadet Battalion at Newmarket. Was gazetted to his old regiment and returned to France on 13.8.1918. He had only been with his Battalion a few days when he was killed in action, 31.8.1918, aged 37 years. Buried ECOUST-St.-MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 26.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton.