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Pte. Vernon Greenhough

British Army Sherwood Foresters 9th Battalion

from:Crich, Derbyshire

(d.4th Oct 1917)

Vernon Greenhough was a miner from Crich in Derbyshire the eldest son of William and Elizabeth Greenhough, he enlisted in the 16th Battalion Chatsworth Rifles on 4th June 1915. He suffered a viii gun shot wound on the 9th October 1916. He recovered from his injury and reposted to join the 9th Battalion, Sherwoods (Notts and Derby Regiment). Vernon was killed while on an attack (the same assault where Fred Greaves was awarded the vc) near Poelcappelle, Belgium, on the first day of the battle of Broodseinde, Passchendaele. His body was never recovered but his spirit is always in our hearts.

Michael Greenhough

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