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Born: 1887, Halifax
Address: 15 Westfield Terrace, Baildon
Parents: Arthur & Louisa, nee Roberts
Siblings: Frederick
Occupation: West Yorkshire Bank
Rank: Lieut
Medals/awards: Military Cross
Rolls of Honour: Baildon Moravian Church
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Herbert J 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.”
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