Private Harold Greenwood
1987 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Died 12th October 1915
of fever in Malta , aged 24
Lived at 5 Hull Street
Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery Malta
Burnley Express 30/10/1915

 

DUTY NOBLY DONE
BURNLEY BANDSMAN'S DEATH (Burnley Express 30/10/1915)

Mr. Greenwood 5 Hull-street, Burnley, received official intimation on Wednesday that his son, Bandsman Harold Greenwood (1987), of the 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment, had died through illness in St. David's Hospital, Malta. Relations at Huddersfield had previously heard of the sad event from a sister at the hospital and this letter has been sent on to Mr. Greenwood. The letter, which is dated October 17 reads :-
" I am afraid that long before you get this letter from me you will have got the notice of the death of your brother. I feel I must write you a line to tell you about it. I think he must have had a very hard time in the Peninsula, as he was very ill with enteric fever when he came to us. He was such a good patient, but very wasted, and gradually sank from exhaustion. Everything that could be done for him was done, and he has done his duty so nobly for all of us, even to the extent of giving up his life. It is such a privilege and pleasure to be able to help and nurse our brave boys. Please accept my deepest sympathy with you in your great trouble, H.M. Lloyd sister "
Bandsman Greenwood, who was 24 years of age , was before the war a clerk at Messrs. Masseys' Brewery. He had been in the Territorials about six years. He was engaged to Miss Kathleen Murphy, youngest daughter of Mr. John Murphy of 40, Bread-street, Burnley, an old official of the Weavers Association and they should have been married in September of last year, but the regiment was sent to Egypt.

 


 

 

 

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