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Harry Greenwood

Harry GreenwoodEarly Life

Harry was born in Oldham, Lancashire. He was the son of John and Harriet Greenwood. John was a collier before the war.

Service Life

Private Harry Greenwood (33990) enlisted in Oldham and served with the 12th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, Harry was awarded the Allied Victory Medal and British War Medal. Harry’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment. Other material relating to Harry Greenwood can be seen in Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre.

We Shall Remember Him

Harry died of wounds on 4 September 1918, aged 33. He is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – III.F.20). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 1.

Harry's medals Left to Right – Allied Victory Medal, British War Medal. Harry's Dead Man's Penny 

 For more information on the next of kin memorial plaque also known as the Dead Man's Penny click here