Heath Old Boys Association


Obituaries


Charles Norman Greenwood: [Heath 1904–1909]

Charles Norman Greenwood was killed in the final months of the war.

Head and shoulders of Charles Greenwood
Charles Greenwood

He was born on . His father, W P Greenwood, was a Builders’ merchant and they lived at Spring Lea, Huddersfield Road, Halifax. He went to Heath from to and, on leaving, joined the family firm. He married Helene Brewer.

Service history: he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on his 22nd birthday, and went to France in .

He came home in for training at Exeter and Salisbury, after which he was commissioned (Second Lieutenant) into A battery 70 Brigade Royal Field Artillery on .

He was gassed six times. An act of gallantry on when No 6 Gun camouflage caught fire led to the award of the Military Cross on .

Fate: he was killed in the final months of the war, dying of wounds after a shell hit the mess where he was sleeping on . He is buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

With thanks to David Millichope