Home | Contact Me | Search


Set as Homepage
Bookmark Me
  Search Site
Latest News
Print this Page Print Page

Captain J J G Greenwood


Claro Times - 8th October 1915

Lieutenant J J Greenwood, son of Mrs Greenwood, of Ripon Road, was well-known in the Rugby football world as a member of the Yorkshire and Harrogate Old Boys' teams, was wounded on September 25th, a bullet passing through the right cheek and ear. His brother-in-law, Lieutenant Norman Hoole, has arrived in London for treatment for the effects of gas.


Harrogate Herald - 11th July 1917

W H Breare letter

Beechwood Boys will be interested to hear that their recent comrade Billy Robinson is home on leave from an officer's training school. As you can imagine he makes quite a stalwart figure in his officer's uniform, and wears the white band of a cadet round his cap. Looking very well. He is the son of my late lamented colleague, Bob Robinson. Footballers will also be glad to know that J J G Greenwood, who was such an effective player with the Old Boys, has won his captaincy, and is now adjutant of his battalion, the 16th West Yorks. He, too, is home on leave just now. I believe his men mainly come from Bradford and Leeds, and include the p???s of one or both teams. If you remember, he has been wounded twice, but is now the picture of health, strength, and keen vitality.


Harrogate Herald - 5th September 1917

W H Breare letter

I am grateful to Captain J J G Greenwood for giving us the opportunity of sending his battalion socks, of which they stand just now in great need. Likewise for letting me know that the boys wanted two footballs. The latter have been sent and a first installment of socks. You will be interested to know that when Captain Greenwood returned from leave he went over in the same boat as Major A L P Griffith, DSO, who has since been wounded, and was a member of the old Harrogate Rugby Club, whilst Captain Greenwood belonged to the Old Boys FC. They would thus be able to review their old football days.


Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant Norman Hoole, of The Cottage, Wetherby, youngest son of the late Mr Arthur Hoole, a well-known racehorse breeder, of Bickerton Grange (Wisdon Stud), Wetherby, has been mentioned in despatches. He joined up as a Private in the OPS Brigade in the early days of the war, and was granted a commission in the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1914. He was wounded at the battle of Loos, 1915. He married the sister of Captain J J G Greenwood a few months before embarking for France.