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Forename(s): Harold

Place of Birth: Kirkoswald, Cumberland

Service No: 13677

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1914-12-13

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: AF. 1771.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Harold Greenhow was the son of Margaret Greenhow (born Penrith, c. 1874). He lived with his great-aunt Dinah Greenhow, a single woman, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Greenhow. In 1881, Dinah, with her children, George, Joseph, Mary A. and niece Margaret Greenhow were living at Kirkoswald, Cumberland. In 1891, Joseph, Mary A. and Margaret were still living with Dinah at Kirkoswald. Margaret was married to John William Frederick Hewitt at Kirkoswald in 1898.

1901 Kirkoswald, Cumberland Census: Harold Greenhow, aged 8 years, born Kirkoswald, great nephew of Dinah Greenhow, single.

1901 Kirkoswald, Cumberland Census: Harold Greenhow, aged 18 years, born Penrith, Cumberland, nephew of Dinah Greenhow, single.

On Bolton-by-Bowland War Memorial Harold is named as Harold GREENHALGH.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Harold Greenhow, 13677, 10 Battn West Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 13.12.14. Isolation Hospl. Aldershot. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother - Margaret. £3 12s. 9d.

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division

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Forename(s): Harold

Born: Kirkoswald, Cumberland

Residence: Carlisle

Enlisted: Settle, Yorks

Number: 13677

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 10th Battalion


Died Date: 13/12/14

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Forename(s): Harold

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 13677

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 10th Bn.

Age: 22


Died Date: 13/12/1914

Additional Information: Son of Margaret Hewitt, of 1, Eta Court, William St., Carlisle. Native of Kirkoswald, Carlisle. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: THEY SHALL BE MINE IN THAT DAY WHEN I MAKE UP MY JEWELS)


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Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Unknown platoon of 'A' Company, 10th (Service) Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), Aldershot, 1914

Photograph sent home to his parents at Bolton by Bowland by Pte Henry (Harry) Valance Killeen (13738). Henry is standing, with his hands behind his back, 11th from right. His brother, Pte Reginald Victor Whiteley Killeen (q.v.), was killed in action on the 25 January 1916

Courtesy of Paula Ann Payne (née Bailey), Barnoldswick

Aldershot Military Cemetery

Aldershot Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone - [Personal inscription: ‘THEY SHALL BE MINE/IN THAT DAY/WHEN I MAKE UP MY JEWELS’]

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18 September 1914

BOLTON BY BOWLAND – Lord Kitchener’s Army

With the object of helping on Mr. H.G. Tunstill’s effort to raise a company of 100 men in the Settle Division of the West Riding to join Lord Kitchener’s Army, a public meeting was held in the Schoolroom on Monday evening, and in spite of pouring rain there was a full schoolroom. Mr. J. Howorth Massey presided, and was supported by Mr. C.B.E. Wright, Canon Wilson, Mr. A.C. Milne-Redhead, and others. Interesting speeches were made, and many patriotic songs heartily sung, after which Mr. Tunstill appealed for support towards his object. There was a slow response at the beginning, but subsequently the following 14 gave in their names:–Messrs. James Coates, Robt. Singleton, Victor Grubb, Richard Howell, Irvine Clark, R.D. Ellison, Joseph Syers, Geo. Bland, James Wilkinson, Edwin Brotherton, Harold Greenhalgh [Greenhow], James Kayley, Norman Carey, Jno. W. Parkinson. Messrs. H. Frankland and H. Geldard have promised to join Mr. M.N. Wright in the Yeomanry. Mr. H. Singleton has joined the R.A.M.C., and goes to the front at once. Messrs. A. Bleazeard, R. Bleazard, R. Killeen, and G. Marsh had joined the forces some days previously. Major Wilson is at the front, so Bolton-by-Bowland is to be congratulated on a contribution of 23 patriots. On Tuesday evening loud cheers were given as the recruits went out of the village in motor cars to pass the doctor.

11 December 1914


Our Settle and district readers will be interested to hear that the Settle Company of Kitchener’s Army – who are included in the 10th Service Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment – left Trensham [Frensham] Camp on the 2nd inst., and went into the Oudenarde Barracks, North Camp, at Aldershot. The men are well and contented, and are working hard for their country’s cause. There are many civilians who do not even yet realise how much these men have given up and how cheerfully they face hardships in order that those at home, unable for various reasons to give their services, mat still enjoy the comforts and undisturbed peace of their own homes.

The next move of the regiment was on Monday to Camberley where they remain for seven days, and then back to barracks again. The men are in the midst of company training, and all ranks are doing their best to become efficient. K. Earnshaw, R, Coltswell, J.H. Hitchin, and N. Roberts have gained promotion, and there are many other Settle lads who are marked out for promotion in the immediate future. The last few weeks at Trensham were very rough, and the men found that it was no picnic to camp out in November. There are two invalids in hospital, viz., Pte. P.C. [C.P.] Branthwaite, of Newsholme, who is very ill with pneumonia, and Pte. Greenhow, from a very bad attack of the same disease.

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25 September 1914


The following men have answered the appeal by joining the Settle Company of the 10th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment:–

From Austwick – William Hoyle, Wilson Pritchard, Samuel Shepherd, Fred Swale, John William Thistlewaite, George Thistlewaite.
Airton – Kayley Earnshaw.
Arncliffe – Percy Hodgson, John Simpson.
Bolton-by-Bowland – Irvine Clark, Jim Coates, Richard Davies Ellison, Harold Greenhow, Edward Victor Grubb, James Mason, Robert Singleton, Joseph Chapman Syers.
Bell Busk – Leonard Fox.
Clapham – Albert Edward Drury, Arthur Herbert Procter.
Grindleton – William Irvin Bell, James Wilding Clarkson, Joshua Crossley, William Walker.
Gisburn – Anthony Lofthouse, John Robinson.
Hellifield – James John Angus, Charles Graham, Thomas Harding, Charles Harwood, Sidney Hoar, John Ernest Linnett, Joseph Edward Preston, Thomas Procter, Christopher Ralph, Norman Roberts, Fred Graham.
Horton – John Bruce Davidson.
Ingleton – Hugh Robinson.
Longpreston – Arthur Bailey, Thomas Garnett, John Henry Hitchin, Henry Edward Horner, William Jones, James Kayley, Job Kayley, Arthur Lawson, William Henry Metcalfe, Joseph Parker, William Procter, William Rawlinson.
Langcliffe – Richard Butler, Thomas Henry Edmondson.
Marton – John Beckwith.
Malham – James Swinbank.
Newsholme – Thomas Edward Askew, Carl Parrington Branthwaite, Benjamin Ashton Butler, William Henry Scott.
Otterburn – Harry Gilbert Tunstill.
Settle – Robert William Bell, Ernest Campbell, George Clark, John Thomas Cockerill, Robert Cresswell, Herbert Dickinson, William Edward Gibson, George Jellett, Thomas Laytham, Robert Henry Maunders, Robert Newhouse, Walter Umpleby, Thomas Walsh, Solomon Richard Webb.
Stainforth – Walter Dinsdale.
Slaidburn – Edwin Isherwood, Walter Isherwood, Abel Moore, Charles Edward Parker, George Whitfield.
Wigglesworth – Fred Metcalfe, George Oversby.
Waddington – Joseph Barrett Hartley, Albert Hird [Herd], Harry Smith, Thomas Rigby, William Watson.

18 December 1914


Sorrowful news came to the village on Mondays that Harold Greenhalgh [Greenhow], one of Mr. Tunstill’s recruits, and footman for Mr. Massey, of Closes Hall, had died in camp at Frensham on Sunday. Deceased had contracted measles, after which pneumonia developed to which he succumbed. This is very disappointing, as it is the third case in Mr. Tunstill’s recruits, but the first in our own parish, having a similar ending.

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