Private Vernon Greenhough

Private Vernon Greenhough. Image courtesy of Michael Greenhough. Vernon was a miner in Crich, Derbyshire. Aged 23, he enlisted on 4 June 1915 and was posted to France where he was wounded the following year. He recuperated in Boulogne, France and then on a hospital ship, before joining the Battalion of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was killed in action on 4 October 1917 during an attack on the first day of the Battle of Broodseinde, Passchendaele. His body was never recovered. He is remembered at the great Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium.

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