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Arthur John Greenham 1890 - 1915

His family has passed on the following information

Arthur John Greenham

Rifleman 1495

1/8th Hants Rgt. 8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment

Part of the 54th (East Anglian) Division arrived at Suvla Bay which was an amphibious landing of Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey as part of the August Offensive, the final British attempt to break the deadlock of the Battle of Gallipoli. The landing, which commenced on the night of 6 August 1915, was intended to support a breakout from the Anzac sector, five miles (8 km) to the south. The 54th arrived on the 10th August and proceeded to Anzac in early September.

Footnote: 1/8th (Isle of Wight Rifles, Princess Beatrice's) Battalion
August 1914: in Newport, Isle of Wight.
April 1915: attached to 163rd Brigade in 54th (East Anglian) Division.
Landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on 9 August 1915.

Died Sunday 19th September 1915 aged 25.

Memorials:

Pieta Military Cemetery. Malta. Grave Reference: B. XIII. 6
War Memorial. St Edmunds churchyard, Wootton Bridge Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight Rifles Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle.
Territorial Drill Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight on panels.

Family: John and Lucy Greenham.
2 Myrtle Cottages, High Street. Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight.

Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Isle of Wight War Memorials, Geoff Allan.
Gallipoli Association

This page was last edited on: 4th March, 2015 06:16:34

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