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Herbert Greenslade Canadian Infantry


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I have come across Herbert Eustace Greenslade from Barnstaple who was with the 54th Battalion Canadian Infantry Reg. no. 443420

He died suddenly in early 1918 and is buried in Chittlehampton, Devon. The local newspaper mentions that he was with the Canadians suggesting that he had left them but not clarifying if that was due to injury or failing health.

I haven't been able to find him on the CWGC site so am wondering if anyone has checked if he is a possible non-commemoration ?

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Here's his regimental number and record link from the Canadian veterans database - unfortunalely his record doesn't seem to be digitised. The full record would need to be checked, or his death certificate ordered. Details also below.




Regimental number(s):



RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3797 - 15

Death cert

Name: GREENSLADE, Herbert E

Registration district: [?] Barnstaple

County: Devon

Year of registration: 1918

Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar

Age at death:31

Volume no: 5B

Page no: 609

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Thank you Keith. I had found the same details but just wanted to check that someone else hasn't already looked at Herbert Greenslade's death certificate to see if he is a non-com.

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Myrtle. An email to Infromthecoldproject team, (see pinned thread for contact details ) and I think they can advise and check for you.

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Herbert Eustace Greenslade has now been put forward by IFCP, he died from tuberculosis aggravated by military service.


Service record: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=430059


Photos of his grave at Chittlehampton (St. Hieritha) Churchyard in Devon: http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?grave=262514


Western Times, 12 March 1918:



Herbert had been a journalist with the Devon and Exeter Gazette, and had only married about three months prior to his death. Another article mentions two brothers who had also been killed, these were:


Cpl Owen Greenslade, 12150, Durham Light Infantry, d. 19 Aug 1915: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/907752/greenslade,-owen/

Pte Conrad Greenslade, 12490, Training Reserve (ex. Bedfordshire Regiment), d. 11 Oct 1916: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3057285/greenslade,-conrad/

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