Frederick Charles Garton Greenway

Memorial: Downend - Christ Church

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Second Lieutenant

Parents: Frederick and Florence Augusta Greenway (nee Garton)

Marital status: Single

Home address: Newhaven, Downend, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Scholar

Date of birth: 09/06/1896

Place of birth: Glendale, Stapleton, Bristol

Date of death: 14/07/1916

Buried/Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial To The Missing (Pier and Face 2C and 3A.), Somme, France

Age: 20

Further information:

Frederick Greenway was educated at King Edward's School, Bath and then Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Glos. He first served as Private 2827 in the 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment in 1914, landing in France on 31st March 1915 where he was wounded but returned to his regiment after three months. Later he attended Officers' Training Corps and was commissioned as a Temporary Second Lieutenant (on probation) in the 8th Battalion, The Royal Leicestershire Regiment on 19th January 1916. (Gazetted on 20th January). His Battalion was engaged in the attack on Bazentin-Le Petite Wood on 14th July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The Battalion war diary lists him as being Killed in Action on the first day of the battle. His is one of the 600 photos on the Missing of the Somme Panel displayed in the Thiepval reception centre.

Commemorated on the Christ Church Downend and Staple Hill (Page Park) Memorials.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Find A Grave Index, Soldiers Died In The Great War, UK City & County Directories, UK Censuses, Medals Index Card, London Gazette, David Blackmore – Mangotsfield Residents Association