Private Ivor Tempest Greenwood’s new headstone

Private Ivor Tempest Greenwood

Private Ivor Tempest Greenwood.

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.

New CWGC headstone on Ivor's grave

New CWGC headstone on Ivor's grave

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.

You can read all of Ivor's biography on the All Saints' Church Bible Class page here

2 Responses

  1. I think that my father-in-law may be very distantly related to Ivor Greenwood. His Greenwood family came to Victoria Australia in about 1859 from Halifax, Yorkshire, which is very close to Keighley. There are a lot of Greenwoods in this areas so may be a different family, regards Alex
    • Andy Wade
      Hi Alexandra, from what we can gather through research, Henry Brunckner Greenwood emigrated from Keighley in the early part of the 20th century and there is an extended family out in Australia although we haven't managed to get in touch with any of them yet, They are detailed on an family tree. Not sure about your family, unless there's proof of a connection to the Keighley part of the family? Regards, Andy.

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