War Memorials in Sowerby, North Yorkshire

 Harry Greenwood

July 1891 - 5th October 1917 (age 26)

Private 242705
10th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment

Harry Greenwood was born in Sowerby, the son of agricultural labourer John Greenwood and his wife Annie. Harry attended Sowerby School from 13th April 1896 and after leaving school he worked as a cowman on a farm. During the first few months of 1916, Harry married Hilda Mary Wright also of Sowerby, she was the daughter of Walter Thomas Wright. At the time of the marriage, Harry's parents were already deceased. Harry and Hilda were blessed with a daughter Ellen Elizabeth born at Pickering on 15th December 1916.

Harry enlisted into the Yorkshire Regiment at Thirsk. He died of wounds on 5th October 1917 and lies at Godewaersvelde British Cemetery plot 1.L.46. It appears that he was another casualty of Third Ypres (Passchendaele) and was taken to a casualty clearing station behind the lines, where the medical staff were unable to save him.

Hilda's address was recorded as 8 Castle Yard, Pickering. Harry is also listed on the war memorial at Pickering.


Harry Greenwood's grave at Godewaersvelde (front middle)

The information on this page was compiled by Steve Billings.

Information about Harry Greenwood on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

Information about Harry Greenwood on the War Graves Photographic Project website

Information about Harry Greenwood on the Yorkshire Regiment - First World War Remembrance website (Sowerby)

Information about Harry Greenwood on the Yorkshire Regiment - First World War Remembrance website (Pickering)

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