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Name: Allan Greening

Burial Number: 0861

Gender: Male

Occupation: Agricultural labourer: Army Private.

Born: 18/8/1861

Died: 30/03/1917

Buried: 04/04/1917


Allan’s father Joseph was an agricultural labourer and his mother was Hannah nee Smith. She was Joseph’s first wife. They lived at Coddington near Ledbury in Herefordshire. At the age of 18, Allan enlisted in the Army on 12th April 1878. He joined the 22nd Infantry Brigade and was given the regimental number 1221. He is described as having a fresh complexion, a 35 inch chest, height 5ft 6ins. He had blue eyes, light brown hair and weighed 64lbs. He had no smallpox marks. At the age of 23, Private Greening was now in the 38th Brigade of 99th Regiment (Fusiliers) with a new regimental number 2180. He had been transferred in December 1878 and his service record shows that he then served in South Africa for just over a year, then in Bermuda for about 14 months, then back to South Africa for another 19 months and finally to India where he arrived on 26th January 1882. While he was in India, his medical record shows that he was treated for gonorrhea between 14th November and 11 December 1883. He was then treated for primary Syphilis in July 1884 and for a secondary infection in October 1884. In Peshawar he appeared before a medical board on 14th February 1887, the result of which was a recommendation that he be discharged as medically unfit for further service. With almost 3 years service back in Britain, it was agreed that Allan had fulfilled the required 10 years and was entitled to a pension. He left the Army in April 1890. In April 1894, Allan married Sarah Reeves in Portsea, Hampshire. They moved to Worthing in about 1896. They had no children. Allan died on 30th March 1917 of a cerebral haemorrhage at the workhouse infirmary at East Preston. Probate was granted on 30th May to Sarah Greening widow. Effects £319 6s.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Allan Greening

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 27

Exact Location (what3words): year.rooms.person

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of my dear husband Allan Greening of Coddington, Herefordshire died 30th March 1917 aged 55 Sarah wife of the above died 11th November 1920

Further Information


Name: Allan Greening

Gender: Male

Born: 18/8/1861

Town: Ledbury

County: Herefordshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /4/1894

Spouse First Name: Sarah

Spouse Last Name: Reeves

Town of Marriage: Portsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/03/1917

Cause of death: Cerebral haemorrhage

Address line 1: Oriental Cottage

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £319 6 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £18211.00

Census Information


Combe Hill, Coddington, Herefordshire

Joseph aged 48, ag lab. Ann aged 38. Maria aged 11. Allan aged 9. Alfred aged 2.


Serving abroad


Combe Hill, Coddington, Herefordshire.

Joseph aged 71, woodman. Ann aged 57. Allan aged 29, ag lab.



5 Heene Cottages, Heene, Worthing.

Allan aged 39, general labourer. Sarah aged 50.


Oriental Cottage, Heene Road, Worthing.

Allan aged 50, labourer employed by Worthing Corporation. Sarah aged 63.

Miscellaneous Information

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