Thursday, 27 October 2016

Albert Greasley 1891 - 1915

Albert Greasley 22nd January 1916 Barnsley Chronicle
with thanks to Barnsley Archives
Born: 1891

Military Service:

Enlisted: 7th August 1915
Regiment and Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment 1/5 Battalion
Service number and rank: 2136
Entered Theatre of War: France 13th April 1915
Awards: The British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1915 Star

Death: 19th December 1915 age 24
Buried at: Bard Cottage Cemetery
Grave Reference I.L.3

Son of William and the late Rachael Greasley and husband of Edith Greasley of 37 Bridge Street Barnsley

St Mary's Church Barnsley Combined War Memorial Albert Greasley is also remembered in Wombwell, Barnsley

Links & Notes:

Lives of the First World War
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Albert Greasley volunteered for foreign service and joined the 5th York and Lancaster Regt on the 7th August 1914 after the outbreak of war; served with Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the 13th April 1915.  He was killed in action at Ypres on the 19th December following.  Buried in the Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boisinghe.  Second Lieut.  J.R Handford wrote : He was always a keen worker and always cheerful.  It was a great shock to me and I always respected him as a really good soldier.  Albert married  Edith Fletcher at St. Mary's Church Barnsley on the 23rd August 1913.  Edith was the daughter of the late John Henry Fletcher and lived at 37 Bridge Street, Barnsley. Edith and Albert had a daughter Frances, born on the 5th May 1914

Information from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

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