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15885 Private Braham Greenwood


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

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Born in Rochdale,Lancashire in 1896. His parents were Braham Greenwood(1869-1913) and

Lillian Kershaw(1871-13/08/1941. They were married in 1890.

Braham had 5 sisters; Florence(born in 1893),Bertha(25/09/1897-1972),Hilda(12/04/1904-1996),

Edith(born in 1908) and Lillian(05/03/1910-1983).

In the 1901 census,the family were recorded as living at 125 Bury Road,Rochdale,Lancashire. Braham snr was employed as a stone mason.

In the 1911 census, the family were now recorded as living at 12 Marland Avenue, Rochdale. Braham snr was still a stone mason  and Braham jnr was now employed as a little piecer in a cotton mill.

He enlisted in Rochdale in 1915 and his date of disembarkation into France was on 24/08/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

The Rochdale Observer - Wednesday 26 July 1916 - "Private B. Greenwood of the Devonshire Regiment,whose home was 12 Marland Avenue Rochdale was killed on July 1st. Deceased was 20 years of age and the only son of a widow.He was employed as a piecerat the Arrow Mill, Castleton and enlisted in 1915."  

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