Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Alfred John Greedus 1881-21/4/1917 Killed in Action


 Alfred John Greedus # 202540  was born 1881, Son of William Henry and Sarah Greedus of Walthamstow, London. He was the husband of  Jennie Buttery and  had 6 children at the start of World War I and another born in 1916.

He enlisted as a Private, 2nd/5th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment and proceeded to fight in the Western European Theatre of War and was well into his thirties.
Exerpt from his regimental  war diary
The Regimental Diary enrty shows his regiment was fighting at  Le Verguier  (France and Flanders) on the 21/4/1917 when he was Killed in Action aged 36. Being older than most soldiers he left  a wife and 7 children!
Ack: Find a Grave

He is buried at Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Jeancourt
Departement de l'Aisne Picardie, France     Plot: II. E. 9.



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