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Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire
Service No: 666715
Regiment / Corps / Service: Labour Corps
Battalion / Unit: 255th Labour Coy
Date of Death: 1918-11-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Special Memorial.
CWGC Cemetery: KEIGHLEY (MORTON) CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Labour Corps
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