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VC1129    Harry Greenwood

Name   Harry Greenwood   No.      

VC Issue No.   1129   Awards   VC   DSO & Bar   OBE   MC

Regiment   King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry commanding 9th Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    A/Lt. - Colonel

Rank End Of Career   A/Lt. - Colonel

Place Of Birth   Victoria Barracks, Sheet Street, Windsor, Berkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 77 Home Park Road, Wimbledon Park, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, London, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Block N, Grave 71 - C

Gazetted    26 December 1918

VC Presented   8 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Putney Vale Cemetery, Kingston Road, London, England

P  Memorial Plaque, Victoria Barracks, Sheet Street, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on VC & GC Memorial, Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

P  Greenwood Road at Putney Vale Cemetery, Roehampton, South London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa


By The Way…

He was born Henry Greenwood always known as Harry


VC Held By

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England

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BORN   25 November 1881

DIED   5 May 1948   AGE   66

VC Won   23-24 October 1918    AGE    36

Place VC Won   Ovillers, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War