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Born: 1887, Halifax
Address: 15 Westfield Terrace, Baildon
Parents: Arthur & Louisa, nee Roberts
Spouse: Susannah, nee Scott
Siblings: Frederick
Occupation: West Yorkshire Bank
Rank: Lieut
Medals/awards: Military Cross
Rolls of Honour: Baildon Moravian Church
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Herbert John Greenwood
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We first read about Herbert in the Shipley Times & Express on 14 July 1916 when he gets a brief mention in a paragraph about Baildon men wounded in the ‘Big Push’ on the Somme: “Pte Herbert J Greenwood has received injuries to the face and shoulder.” We learn more of his story on 19 April 1918: “Lieutenant Herbert J Greenwood, Royal Air Force, has been awarded the Military Cross for ‘valuable reconnaissance during the German offensive,’ whilst acting as observer for the flight leader of a squadron. “At the age of 18 he joined the West Yorkshire Regt and was wounded in July 1916 after twelve months’ service at the front. “He subsequently received a
commission for the West Yorkshire Regt and, after a little while, transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. “He was educated at Ockbrook School near Derby and is the son of Mr Arthur Greenwood, of Oakfield, Baildon, of the firm of Thomas Jowett Ltd, Barkerend Mills, Bradford. “Lieut Greenwood was formerly employed at the West Yorkshire Bank.” On 4 June 1920 we read in the local paper: ‘The marriage took place on Wednesday morning at the Baildon Wesleyan Church of Mr Herbert John Greenwood, M.C., elder son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Greenwood of ‘Ashfields,’ Baildon and Miss Susannah Scott, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs
John Robert Scott of ‘Strathmore,’ Baildon… ‘The bridegroom was attended by Mr Fred Greenwood (his brother) and the groomsmen were Messrs Dennis Tankark, Lawrie Twigg, Gordon Barker and Willie Halliday… ‘A reception was afterwards held at the Great Northern Victoria Hotel, Bradford, following which the happy couple left for the Isle of Man where the honeymoon is being spent… ‘The bridegroom has a creditable record of war service. He enlisted in the Bradford Territorials in November 1914 and later secured a commission in the Royal Air force. He was awarded the Military Cross for bravery displayed during observation flights.’
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