Robert Greenwood - 6th DLI - Spennymoor (Died of Wounds)

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    This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 21st of June 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
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  • Martin Howe on Nov. 27, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

    Name: Robert Greenwood
    Birth Place: Spennymoor
    Address: 2 Church St, Spennymoor, Co Durham
    Birth date: 1892/93
    Death Date: 5 Jun 1915
    Death Place: Flanders, Belgium
    Enlistment Place: Spennymoor
    Rank: Private
    Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
    Battalion: 1st 6th Battalion
    Regimental Number: 1610
    Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
    Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
    Place of burial: Bedford House Cemetery, nr Ypres, Belgium

    No known wife or children.,-/

    DLI 1st/6th Battalion

    Robert's younger brother, Arthur (b. Spennymoor 1897 and of same address) was killed in action in the Somme on 27th May 1918.
    Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
    Battalion: 19th Battalion
    Regimental Number: 838
    Later transferred to: 49th Company, Labour Corps
    Regimental Number: 116678
    Place of burial: Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, Picardy, France

    No known wife or children.,-/

    3rd & oldest brother, Joseph William Greenwood (b. 1891 Spennymoor) *may* have served in the East Yorks Regiment, & survived the war. He was married & had at least 5 sons.

    All 3 were the son's of butcher Joseph, and Mary Edith (nee Heseltine) of 2 Church St, Spennymoor, Co Durham

    Relationship of the 3 brothers to me: 2nd cousin 2x removed

  • Martin Howe on Nov. 27, 2018, 7:25 p.m.

    Addenum - both Robert & Arthur's names are listed on the War Memorial Cenotaph in Spennymoor.

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