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William GREENHALGH

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Surname: GREENHALGH

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Service No: 666715

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps

Battalion / Unit: 255th Labour Coy

Division: ---

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1918-11-27

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CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Special Memorial.

CWGC Cemetery: KEIGHLEY (MORTON) CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

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William Greenhalgh was the son of John and Margaret Alice Greenhalgh, née Walsh and brother of Corporal Alexander Greenhalgh (8894) (q.v.). Both of their parents were born at Blackburn, Lancashire.

1901 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 26, Primrose Hill - William Greenhalgh, aged 8 years, born Blackburn, son of John and Marg Ann [sic] Greenhalgh.

1911 Blackburn, Lancashire Census: 22, Kemp Street - William Greenhalgh, aged 17 years, born Blackburn. [William was living with his uncle and aunt, John and Sarah Ann Abbott, née Walsh.]

William served abroad with the 2nd Battalion King's (Shropshire Light Infantry), 27th Division.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Greenhalgh, 16713, King's Shropshire Light Infantry; and 666715, Labour Corps. Theatre of War first served in: (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 1 June 1915.

A short biography of William is included in: ‘Barnoldswick - A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

BARNOLDSWICK

GREENHALGH, William, aged 25 years, Shropshire Light Infantry, 21, Colin Street, died from pneumonia, Keighley, Nov. 21, 1919.

GREENHALGH, William, aged 25, Shropshire Light Infantry, 21, Colin Street, died from pneumonia.

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Private William GREENHALGH

Private William GREENHALGH

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps

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Surname: GREENHALGH

Forename(s): W

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 16713

Rank: Private

Regiment: 3rd Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry transf. to (666715) 255th Coy. Labour Corps

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Died Date: 27/11/1918

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Morton Cemetery, Keighley

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Morton Cemetery, Keighley

Morton Cemetery, Keighley

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Morton Cemetery, Keighley

Morton Cemetery, Keighley

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29 November 1918

BARNOLDSWICK – TWO SOLDIERS DIE FROM PNEUMONIA

Private William Greenhalgh, Shropshire Light Infantry, died on Thursday last in Keighley Military Hospital from broncho-pneumonia. He joined up early in the war, and served a short time in France before going to Salonika, where during a stay of over three years, he had repeated attacks of malaria. Returning to England in August last he had since been identified with a labour unit. A fortnight prior to his decease he came home to 21 Colin Street, Barnoldswick, to visit his brother (who had been wounded in France) whom he had not seen for four years, and was taken ill and removed to Keighley hospital on Thursday afternoon last week, dying the same night. Private Greenhalgh was 25 years of age and a native of Blackburn. His brother, Private Alex. Greenhalgh, was killed in March last.

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29 November 1918

Two Soldiers’ Deaths from Pneumonia

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Gill, 152, Gisburn Road. Barnoldswick, have been officially informed of the death of their only son, Pte. Albert Price Gill, R.A.M.C., which took place from pneumonia at a casualty clearing station in France on the 13th inst., three days after admission. He had served at the front 18 months. Before joining the army he was employed by Messrs. Edmondson and Co, Fernbank. He was a member of the Barnoldswick Ambulance Association, and connected with the Primitive Methodist Church. Pte. Gill was 25 years of age and unmarried.

Pte. Wm. Greenhalgh, Shropshire Light Infantry, died on Thursday last in Keighley Military hospital from broncho-pneumonia. He joined up early in the war, and served a short time in France before going to Salonica, where, during a stay of over three years, he had repeated attacks of malaria. Returning to England in August last, he has since been identified with a labour unit. A fortnight prior to his decease he came home to 21, Colin Street, Barnoldswick, to visit his brother (who had been wounded in France), whom he had not seen for four years, and was taken ill and removed to Keighley Hospital on Thursday afternoon last week, dying the same night. Pte. Greenhalgh was 25 years of age, and a native of Blackburn. His brother, Pte. Alex. Greenhalgh, was killed in March last.

Pte. Alfred Banks, Duke of Wellington’s, news of whose death came to hand last week-end, was killed in action on the 1st inst. He went out with the 1st 6th Battalion in April, 1915, and had been wounded twice previously. He was 23 years of age and married, his wife residing at 15, Arthur Street, Sough Bridge, Earby. Before enlisting he worked for the East End Manufacturing Co., Sough Bridge. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Banks, 20, Louvain Street, Barnoldswick.

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