Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1

Edwin William Greenway

Surname: Greenway
Other names: Edwin William
Other people in this story:
Alfred Greenway
Maria Greenway Greenway née Chubb
Locations in this story:
France & Flanders
Canadian Cemetery No 2, Neuville-St Vaast, Near Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Toronto, Canada
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Portland, Oregan, USA
St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury

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 (née 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.

Edwin 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 on board the SS Empress of Britain. He arrived in the UK on 29th June 1916 and embarked for France on 11th August, arriving in Rouen the following day. He took an NCO's course in the field from 21st January 1917, re-joining his unit on 10th February. He was wounded and gassed on 2nd March, 1917 and was admitted to the 13th Canadian Field Ambulance. He was discharged on 9th March and on 17th March was attached to the 75th Battalion and promoted to Corporal. He was killed in action on 9th April 1917 and buried at Canadian Cemetery No 2 Neuville-St Vaast, Near Arras, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. 1.C.11).

For his service in France and Flanders he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial, Shaftesbury and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church.  

  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives