Tipton

Remembers

Private 4015 Thomas Greenfield


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Died of Wounds on Monday, 21st August 1916, age 26.
Buried in Grave II. H. 7. at Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

1st/7th Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 144th Brigade of 48th Division.

Son of Charles and Mary Greenfield, of 18, Bridge Rd., Toll End, Tipton, Staffs. Husband of Martha Greenfield, of 5 Court, 3 House, Old Cross St., Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Dudley, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, post 31st December 1915.
Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the Tipton Library, and St. Mark's memorials.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/202597/


Genealogical Data

1891 Census
2 House 1 Court, Walker Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Charles Greenfield (30, General Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Mary (30, born Tipton), and their 4 children: Charles (7, Scholar, born Tipton), Albert (6, Scholar, born Tipton), Arthur (5, Scholar, born Tipton), and Thomas (3, born Tipton).

1901 Census
15 Walker Street, Tipton, Staffs.
Charles Greenfield (42, Labourer in Bridge Building Yard, born Tipton), his wife Mary (42, born Tipton), and their 7 children: Charles (17, Coal Miner, born Tipton), Albert (16, Rivet Heater in Bridge Building Yard, born Tipton), Arthur (14, Spring and Axle Maker, born Tipton), Thomas (13, Spring and Axle Maker, born Tipton), Maud (9, born Tipton), Ellen (5, born Tipton), and John (2, born Tipton).

1911 Census
18 Bridge Road, Toll End, Tipton, Staffs.
Charles Greenfield (49, General Labourer, born Tipton), his wife Mary (51, born Tipton), and 8 of their 9 children: Bert (26, Tube Screwer, born Tipton), Arthur (25, Tube Turner and Driller, born Tipton), Thomas (24, Tuber Screwer, born Tipton), Maud (19, born Tipton), Ellen (17, born Tipton), John (12, School, born Tipton), James (10, School, born Tipton), and Mary (8, School, born Tipton).

Marriage of Thomas Greenfield and Martha Watts registered December quarter 1914 in Dudley.


Personal Data

Thomas was the second of 3 Greenfield brothers to be killed, the other two were Arthur in 1915 and Albert in 1918. One other brother is also known to have been in the Army but survived, this was probably the eldest - Charles.
His grave has recorded: "In Remembrance" wife and children.

After Thomas's death, his outstanding army pay and allowances amounted to £4/8/11d (4 pounds, 8 shillings and 11 pence); this was paid to his widow and sole legatee, Martha, in March 1917. His War Gratuity was £5/0/0d (5 pounds exactly), this was also paid to his widow in November 1919. Martha had re-married in March quarter 1918, and was now Mrs Martha Jay. The value of the War Gratuity suggests that Albert had enlisted in approximately May 1915.


Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.


Newspaper Cuttings

Birmingham Daily Gazette 29th September 1916
CASUALTY LISTS.
Midlands Names in the Roll of Honour.
DIED OF WOUNDS.
WORCESTERS. - Greenfield, 4015, T., (Tipton).