Fred Greenwood was born on the 19th of October 1890 and baptised at All Saints Church, Little Horton the son of brewer Fred Greenwood and his wife Adelaide, nee Russell.By 1891 Fred and Adelaide had moved to 2 Lower Ash Grove. Two of their six children - Arthur and Charles had died but they still had four living, John Russell, Edith, Lilian and Frederick.Fred snr was now a brewer and a grocer and the family had one servant. In 1901 the family were living at Hazel Bank in Daisy Hill Lane and Fred is now retired and he died in 1909. Adelaide and the unmarried
members of her family were living at 4 Cunliffe Road, Manningham in 1911 and Frederick at 17 years of age was working as a traveller in Stuff Goods The family still had one servant. Fred had been educated at Bradford Grammar School and later at Heaton Moor College, Manchester.On the 26th of July 1913 Fred sailed from Liverpool for Montreal, Canada on the White Star shipping line, second class and his occupation was given as a salesman. On the 4th of February 1915 Fred
enlisted in the 10th battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force as Private 430074. On his attestation papers he gives his next of kin as his brother John Russell Greenwood who was living at 4 Cunliffe Road, although his mother Adelaide was still alive and living at 3 West Royd Avenue, Idle. Fred at that time was working as an engineer.Little is known about Fred but the battalion participated in every major Canadian battle of the War and was known to contemporaries as ‘The fighting tenth’.
The Canadians were not involved in the opening phases of the Battle of the Somme but participated in a series of Operations from the 8th of September to the 17th of October. Before this date Fred had been killed in action on the 12th of August 1916. He was 26 years of age.He is buried at the Railway Dugouts Cemetery 2 km west of Zillebeke village where the railway runs on an embankment overlooking a small farmstead known to the troops as transport farm. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks