Thomas Greenhough (1893–1975)


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Photographs courtesy Chris Greenhough (with thanks to George Greenhough)

Thomas Greenhough in WW1

Thomas worked at Dawbarn’s joinery works at Whatstandwell. He was an active member of Crich United football club when it was at its peak. He entered France in 1915 and reached the rank of sergeant. He married Margaret Annie Maggie Ball at Swanwick in 1922 and the family relocated to Derby during the 1930s, where Thomas worked on the maintenance staff of the LMS Railway.

Thomas Greenhouh in WW1

Photographs courtesy Michael Greenhough

Thomas Greenhough and his wife

Thomas Greenhough and his wofe

Thomas Greenhough nand his wife

Thomas Greenhough with his wife Margaret Annie Maggie Ball

He was involved with Crich United Football Club –

Derbyshire Courier 30 August 1913
Although accepted as members of the Erewash league, the United, under the ruling of the D.F.A.will again be members of the Matlock Junior League. Possessed of practical members on the committee, an enthusiastic secretary in Mr W. H. Perry, and a good list of serviceable players, the club is hoping to occupy a high position in the league table. Mr Maurice Deacon is the president, and Dr G.G. Macdonald and Mr G.C. Birch are vice-presidents. The committee is comprised of: Messrs. D.M. Brown (chairman), G.V. Ferguson (vice-chairman), Hy. Holtham, Hy. Wetton, F. Ward, Jos. Perry, F. Whitehead, F. and J. Porter, Isaac and William Coleman, C. Harper, I. Hartstone and Jas. Mellors. The majority of last season's players are retained and include A. Crowder (vice-chairman), John Curzon, A. Leafe, Luke Coleman, Tom Coleman, Vernon and Tom Greenhough, D. Cooke, and Wm. Rowe. New players include Jas. Amatt (late Holloway, who is to captain the team and who should provide prove a valuable acquisition), J. Hudson (Holloway), S.Taylor (goal), and A. Matthews (Whatstandwell), while the services of Mr G.C. Birch have been promised. Several other signatures are expected and although the club has lost the services of F. Mellors, who was been signed on by Sheffield Wednesday, Sam Taylor should prove a valuable substitute. The headquarters of the club are at the Black Swan Hotel, and the ground is Jefferies Lane Field. Financially the club is on the right side, a small balance of being in hand.
Mr J. Mellors is appointed groundsmen. And the contract for conveyance of players is let to Mr F. Davis of Holloway. Cup and Medal competitions have been entered for. The first home league match is on Wakes Saturday, Oct. 11th, when Slaley will be entertained.

Derbyshire Courier, 17 August 1918
Local soldiers on leave from France this week include – Private Jesse Heappey, Gunner Samuel Taylor, Sgt Thomas Greenhough and Private Archie Roe, Fritchley.

Medal Index Record
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15-Star Medals.
France, date of entry 26/02/15.

Thomas Greenhough's brothers Vernon Greenhough and John Greenhough are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Crich Cross

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Greenhough Head 35 Butcher Crich
Elizabeth Greenhough wife 35   Crich
Vernon Greenhough son 9   Crich
Thomas Greenhough son 7   Crich
Jane Greenhough daughter 5   Crich
Leslie Greenhough son 3   Crich
John Greenhough son 1   Crich

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1911: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Greenhough Head 45 Wireworks labourer Crich
Elizabeth Greenhough wife 45   Crich
Vernon Greenhough son 19 Wire galvanizer Crich
Thomas Greenhough son 17 Steam joinery Crich
Jane Greenhough daughter 15 Hosiery worker Crich
Leslie Greenhough son 13 Steam joinery Crich
John Greenhough son 11 School Crich
Mary Greenhough daughter 8 School Crich
Ruth Elizabeth Greenhough daughter 6 School Crich
Margaret Greenhough daughter 4   Crich
Robert Greenhoughß son 1   Crich

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1918 Crich voters
Thomas Greenhough, North View; absent on military service

1939 Register: Repton
Thomas Greenhough b. 14 July 1893 (labourer railway engineer)
Margaret AM Greenhough b. 27 Januarary 1902
Frank T Greenhough b. 4 December 1923 (grocery shop assistant)
Vernon R Greenhough b. 3 March 1930 (school)
George B Greenhough b. 8 May 1932 (school)