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L/Cpl Ernest Greenwood King's Liverpool - Burnley schoolteacher's age of 17 on CWGC doesn't look right

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davidbohl

L/Cpl Ernest Greenwood is given as age 17 on CWGC

This goes through a thread of webpages such as http://www.burnleyinthegreatwar.info/burnleyrollofhonourmeng/greenwoodernest51744.htm

I have him as born Sep Qtr 1890:-

 

1901 Census

John Wm Greenwood    Head    Male    40    Burnley, Lancashire
Susannah Greenwood    Wife    Female    34    Burnley, Lancashire
Jessie Greenwood    Daughter    Female    17    Burnley, Lancashire
Annie M Greenwood    Daughter    Female    15    Burnley, Lancashire
John Wm Greenwood    Son    Male    14    Burnley, Lancashire
Robert Greenwood    Son    Male    12    Burnley, Lancashire
Ernest Greenwood    Son    Male    10    Burnley, Lancashire
Albert Greenwood    Son    Male    8    Burnley, Lancashire
Elizabeth E Greenwood    Daughter    Female    5    Burnley, Lancashire
Edna Greenwood    Daughter    Female    1    Burnley, Lancashire

 

Can anybody confirm my thoughts please ?

Dave

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It looks like somewhere along the line the CWGC record has been wrongly transcribed as 17 instead of 27.

 

(The effects records also show date of death as the 4th Nov.)

 

Craig

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davidbohl

BNA newspapers say date of death 3rd Nov 1917.

Dave

 

 

GREENWOOD.— Killed action Nov. 3rd, Laoce-Crpl. Ernest Greenwood (51744), Liverpool Refit. third son of Mr, and ..

... GREENWOOD.— Killed action Nov. 3rd, Laoce-Crpl. Ernest Greenwood (51744), Liverpool Refit. third son of Mr, and Mrs. Greenwood, 23, Reynolds-st., Burnley, aged 27 years. SHORT.—Killed in action on October 6th, 1917, Gunner George Bhort, R.F.A., Burnley ...

Published: Saturday 10 November 1917 
Newspaper: Burnley Express 
 

BURNLEY TEACHER

... Teachers and amateur theatricals in Burnley will learn with regret, of the death in action last Saturday Lce.-Oarpl. Ernest Greenwood (27), 51744, Liverpool Regiment, third son of Mr. and Mia. Greenwood, 28, Reynolds-street, Burnley. joined February, ...

Published: Saturday 10 November 1917 
Newspaper: Burnley Express 

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