2nd Lt William George Greenaway MC,

1896 Aug 23. Born Monaghan

1901 census at Monmurry, Emyvale, Monaghan

1911 census at Tynan, Armagh (as on MIC)

1915 Nov 25. Landed in France

1917 Jul 31. Commissioned 2nd Lt in R Irish Fusiliers

1918 Feb 16. War Diary 9th Battalion (R Irish Horse) R Irish Fusiliers "Effective strength: 46 Officers, 1,066 Other Ranks, 36 horses, 16 mules. Increase: Draft from 78th Battalion on disbandment – A Company, 2nd Lieutenant W.G Greenaway, 2nd Lieutenant A Wilding MC, 2nd Lieutenant T Bremner; B Company, 2nd Lieutenant W.F Reid, 2nd Lieutenant D Miller; C Company, 2nd Lieutenant G Hardy, 2nd Lieutenant J Darling, 2nd Lieutenant J Benson; D Company, 2nd Lieutenant W.H Roche; Other Ranks, 213."

1918 Mar 9 to 15. War Diary 9th Bat R Irish Fus. [9-14 March] Patrolling and wiring nightly. Our artillery lively cutting enemy wire and sweeping likely places of assembly for enemy attack. Enemy artillery unusually quiet. Great aerial activity owing to fine weather and visibility. One enemy aircraft brought down on enemy line opposite left Battalion front. [9 March] 3pm. Enemy machine gun captured without opposition by 2nd Lieutenant W.G Greenaway and three Other Ranks from position at B.17.a.9.8. Effective strength: Officers 46, Other Ranks 1076, horses 36, mules 16. Decrease: Seven Other Ranks.[14-15 March] 8pm. Relieved by 12th Royal Irish Rifles and moved to Grand Seraucourt in reserve

1918 Mar 16. War Diary 9th R Irish Fus " 2nd Lieutenant W.G Greenaway transferred to Royal Flying Corps, England; "

1918 May 19. MC Gazetted

1919 Nov 11. Sec. Lieut. W. G. Greenaway, M.C., relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health caused by wounds, and is permitted to retain his rank

1920 Aug 11. Joined ADRIC with service no 190. Posted to B Coy

1922 Jan 22. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Nov 20. Pilot Officer . William George Greenaway MC (76377)

1940 Nov 20 Promoted Flying Officer. William George Greenaway MC (76377)

1942 Promoted Fl Lt.

1954 Jun Retired from RAF. Fl. Lt retaining rank Ft. Lt

I suspect that he died in Northern Ireland


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