|THE FAMILY OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL HARRY GREENWOOD HAS DONATED HIS VC GROUP TO THE REGIMENTAL MUSEUM OF THE KING'S OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, DONCASTER, SOUTH YORKSHIRE|
|17 July 2002|
|At a small ceremony held in Doncaster on the 17th July 2002, the family of Lieutenant Colonel Harry Greenwood donated his Victoria Cross medal group to the Regimental Museum of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in Doncaster.
Medal entitlement of Lieutenant Colonel Harry Greenwood - 9th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
[ London Gazette, 26 December 1918 ]. Ovillers, France, 23 - 24 October 1918, T / Major ( Acting Lieutenant Colonel ), Harry Greenwood DSO, MC, comd 9th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
For most conspicuous and devotion to duty and fine leadership. When the advance of his battalion on the 23rd October was checked, and many casualties caused by an enemy machine-gun post, Lieutenant Colonel Greenwood single-handed rushed the post and killed the crew.
Harry Greenwood was personally invested with the Victoria Cross, and the Bar to his DSO, by King George V at Buckingham Palace on the 8th May 1919. Greenwood died at his home in Wimbledon Park, South West London, on 5th May 1948, aged 66, and is buried in Putney Vale Cemetery.
|For the award of a Military Cross. [ London Gazette, 14 January 1916 ], Captain Harry Greenwood, 9th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
On 26 September 1915 for actions near Hill 70 at Loos. No citation.
Created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ), [ London Gazette, 26 July 1918 ], T / Major Harry Greenwood MC, comd 9th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during two heavy attacks, made under cover of mist, which were repulsed, but a hostile machine-gun detachment which succeeded in getting within 50 yards of the line suffered the troops severely and an officer and two men ran back to cover. The battalion being very short of machine gunners owing to casualties, Greenwood, with an NCO rushed out with greatest daring, found an officer and men hiding in a hollow with a heavy machine-gun, and made them carry it back, being all the time under intense fire. The gun was used later on the enemy with great effect.
For the award of a Bar to the Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ), [ London Gazette, 2 December 1918 ], A / Lieutenant Colonel Harry Greenwood DSO, MC, comd 9th Bn, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Iain Stewart, 17 July 2002