Monday, 27 April 2015

Greenwood, Edward - Leading Aircraftman

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Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 15 April 1945
Age 44

Leading Aircraftman Edward Greenwood died whilst on duty on a ship anchored in the Outer Harbour at Holyhead Anglesey, north Wales. An aircraft that was being hoisted off the ship turned and struck Edward when a guide rope gave way. He suffered a fracture at the base of his skull and died almost at once. An inquest held in Holyhead on 18 April gave the cause of death as an accident.

Edward was the son of Fred and Fraser Greenwood of Haslingden. His home address was given as 275 Rochdale Road, Shaw, near Oldham. Edward was aged 44. He was the oldest of Haslingden's war casualties.

Edward's body was brought to his home in Shaw. After a family funeral service he was laid to rest in Shaw Cemetery in Plot 41, Joint Grave 6377.