Other names: Edwin William
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersCanadian Cemetery No 2, Neuville-St Vaast, Near Arras, Pas de Calais, FranceSalisbury Street, ShaftesburyToronto, CanadaSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyLiverpoolPortland, Oregan, USASt. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury
Story: Edwin William Greenway was born in 1884 in Shaftesbury and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, on 24th August, 1884. He was the son of Alfred Henry Greenway, an insurance agent, and Maria Greenway (nee Chubb). His mother died in 1907. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a grocery assistant and living at 58 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He sailed from Liverpool on SS Cymric bound for Portland, Oregan, USA, on 19th April, 1912, en-route for Canada. He enlisted in Toronto on 10th August, 1915, and joined the 109th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Service No. 163351). He transferred to the 84th Battalion and sailed for France on 18th June 1916. He was wounded and gassed on 2nd March, 1917 and spent time in a Field Hospital. On his return to duty he was attached to the 75th Battalion where he died a few days later. For his service in France and Flanders he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. At the time of his death on 9th April 1917 he held the rank of Corporal. He was buried at Canadian Cemetery No 2 Neuville-St Vaast, Near Arras, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. 1.C.11). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial, Shaftesbury and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church.