Private Ivor Tempest Greenwood
In 2012, Men of Worth Project Director Ian Walkden submitted Ivor Tempest Greenwood's name to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for consideration.
Ivor died of pneumonia in hospital just three weeks after joining the army. This was documented in Keighley News reports at the time and on his death certificate it said he was serving in the West Riding Regiment.
He was accepted for inclusion to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's perpetual Roll of Honour in July 2014 and this was announced at our 'Old Contemptibles' event by the Reverend Dr Jonathan Pritchard to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War, in Keighley Town Hall Square.
Ivor Tempest Greenwood was a member of All Saint's Bible Class and is named at All Saints Church and his name was read out with the other men at the re-dedication of the All Saints church war memorial window a couple of years before.
His new CWGC headstone was installed on his grave at Utley cemetery and we are planning a dedication ceremony for Sunday 9th July 2017, starting at 13:00 hrs at the graveside.
Naturally we would really like to find relatives of Private Ivor Tempest Greenwood and invite them to attend if they possibly can.
From research carried out by local genealogist Sylvia Valentine, we know that Ivor's brother Henry Bruncker Greenwood emigrated to Australia 100 years ago, and there are family over there but we are unsure if anyone still remains here in the UK.
Please contact us through this website contact page if you know of anyone who may be related to the family.