John Greenhough (1886–1976)


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John, born in 1886, was a plumber by trade. He served with the Royal Engineers for three and a half years until his demob in 1918. He spent time serving in Salonika, Romania and other parts of the Near East. He married Sarah Ethel Henshaw in 1934. For many years John and Sarah lived at East View, Crich.

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

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Courier 19 October 1919
Sapper John Greenhough, of Crich, has been demobilised after over 3½ years service with the Royal Engineers, He has been in Salonica, Roumania and other parts of the Near East

John Greenhough's brother Fred Greenhough is also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Greenhough Head 42 Gritstone cutter Crich
Emma Greenhough wife 42   Worcester
John Greenhough son 14 Painter Crich
Fred Greenhough son 13   Crich
Ethel Greenhough daughter 10   Crich
Bernard Greenhough son 7   Crich
Sydney Greenhough son 7 mo   Crich

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1911: Near Church, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Emma Greenhough Head (wdw) 52   Malvern
John Greenhough son 25 Plumber Crich
Ethel Greenhough daughter 20 Domestic servant Crich
Sydney Greenhough son 10   Crich

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1918 Crich voters
John Greenhough, Near Church; absent on military service

1939 Register: 5 East View, Crich
John Greenhough b.6 March 1886, plumber
Sarah E Greenhough b.26 May 1981
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