Greenway, Louis Walter

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 21
Date of birth: c1893

Parents: John and Mary Alice Greenway
Wife:
Address: 11 Commercial Buildings, Saltisford

Occupation:

In 1911 Louis, aged 17 was serving as a soldier as was his brother Thomas (20).  By that time his father, John had died leaving his mother  Mary (65) and brothers William (27 – a gardener), Percy James (25 – a brewery labourer) and Alfred (11 – a school boy)

Mrs Greenway lost three sons to the war as Louis’ brothers, Percy and Thomas, also fell

Warwick Advertiser 28th October 1916 p14 – In Memoriam

“Greenway: In loving memory of Louis Walter Greenway, Rifle Brigade, killed in action October 30th 1914. Ever remembered by Mother Brothers and Sister.”

A similar message was placed in the Warwick Advertiser on 6th January 1917

Military Service

Rank & Number: Lance Corporal, 3478
Regiment/Service: 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade
Brigade/Division: 17th Brigade, 6th Division
Date of death: Friday, October 30, 1914
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Armentieres
Commemorated/Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

Contributors

  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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