John [Jack] Greenhough (1899–1981)

Lance Bombardier

Royal Garrison Artilley 189983 263 Siege Battery

Jack, born in 1899, was a clerk when he enlisted in September 1917 aged seventeen. He was mobilised in February 1918 and was posted to France during July 1918. When he was demobbed from his Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery in October 1919 he was awarded a pension of 5s 6d per week on account of the 10% deafness he had suffered. Marrying Maud Wallis in 1920, he moved to Mickleover, Derby, where he worked as a railway clerk. The family later moved to live in the Bristol area.

Medal Index Record
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

Army Pension Record
He enlisted on the 4 September 1917 aged 17 years and 321 days; a Baptist. Former occupation clerk. His next-of-kin was his father William Greenhough of 4 North View, Crich.
27/2/18 Mobilized at Derby
16/3/18 To no. 4 depot 2 Siege Battery Catterick
Posted BEF France
27/7/18 Joined from Base
13/12/18 to 21/12/18 Leave to UK
28/3/19 to 11/4/19 Leave to UK via Calais
6/6/19 Voluntary reverts to acting paid L/Bombadier
18/9/19 To no. 1 Con Camp Cologne for release
22/10/19 Demobbed
Assessed to have 10% deafness awarded pension of 5/6 per week from 12/2/20

John Greenhough's brothers Vernon Greenhough and Thomas Greenhough are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich Cross

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Greenhough Head 35 Butcher Crich
Elizabeth Greenhough wife 35   Crich
Vernon Greenhough son 9   Crich
Thomas Greenhough son 7   Crich
Jane Greenhough daughter 5   Crich
Leslie Greenhough son 3   Crich
John Greenhough son 1   Crich

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1911: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Greenhough Head 45 Wireworks labourer Crich
Elizabeth Greenhough wife 45   Crich
Vernon Greenhough son 19 Wire galvanizer Crich
Thomas Greenhough son 17 Steam joinery Crich
Jane Greenhough daughter 15 Hosiery worker Crich
Leslie Greenhough son 13 Steam joinery Crich
John Greenhough son 11 School Crich
Mary Greenhough daughter 8 School Crich
Ruth Elizabeth Greenhough daughter 6 School Crich
Margaret Greenhough daughter 4   Crich
Robert Greenhoughß son 1   Crich

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1939 Register : Repton
John Greenhough, b.12 August 1899 (railway Clerk); Maud M Greenhough b.24 June 1895; Vernon W Greenhough b. 7 October 1920 (unemployed)