Wilfred Greenwood (1894-1918)
Wilfred Greenwood was born in Slaithwaite, the son of insurance agent John Henry Greenwood and his wife Emma (née Singleton).
In 1901, the family was living at Bankfield Terrace, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. By 1911, they were living at North View Terrace, Manchester Road, Linthwaite, where 16-year-old Wilfred was working as a woollen twister.
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, WILFRED. Private. No 150017. 743rd Area Employment Company Labour Battalion. Formerly No 3968 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of John Henry and Emma Greenwood, North View Terrace, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver at Holme Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Young Men's Class at Slaithwaite Zion Baptist Church. Died from pneumonia following influenza at No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, France, 8.11.1918, aged 24 years. Buried with full military honours ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 8.
- ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #101974)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1465980)