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Name: Percival Greenwood

Burial Number: 1483

Gender: Male

Occupation: Stockbroker's Clerk

Distinction: Great War 1914 Royal Navy

Born: 18/12/1874

Died: 13/02/1931

Buried: 18/02/1931



Percival Carwithen Greenwood was born on 18th December 1874 in Penge, Surrey, he was baptised on 2nd February 1875 at Holy Trinity, Penge. He was the son of William Henry Greenwood, 26yrs, an Indian and American Merchant, and Annie Arthurina, 23yrs, nee Carwithen; he had 4 siblings, Margaret b.1877, Arthur b.1879, Alfred b.1884, and Francis b.1888.

In 1891, aged 16yrs, Percival was boarding at Charterhouse School, Surrey, after completing his education he became a stockbroker’s clerk and lived in boarding accommodation in Wood Green, (1901) and alone in Deptford (1911).

Percival married Emma Louisa Haviland, a widow with a 16yr old son, Cyril, in Hackney, London, in October 1914.

At the outbreak of war in 1914, Percival enlisted with the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman, he was promoted twice, to able seaman and then leading seaman. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

After the war, in 1921, Percival and Emma were living in Billericay, Essex, and at some point, they moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at 106, Grand Avenue. They had no children.           Percival died on 13th February 1931, aged 56yrs. Probate was granted to his widow, Emma Louisa Greenwood, effects £2622 1s 10d. Value 2022 – £190,300.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 40

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In ever loving memory of a devoted husband Percival Carwithen Greenwood died Feb. 13th 1931 aged 56 years "Fell asleep"

Further Information


Name: Percival Carwithen Greenwood

Gender: Male

Born: 18/12/1874

Town: Penge

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /10/1914

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Second Name: Louisa

Spouse Last Name: Haviland

Town of Marriage: Hackney

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/02/1931

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 106

Address line 3: Grand Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2622 1 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £190300

Census Information


Living at Helios, Beckenham, Kent. William H. Greenwood, 32yrs, Indian & American Merchant, wife, Annie A. 29yrs, 3 children, Percival, 6yrs, Margaret, 3yrs, Arthur, 2yrs, plus 3 domestic servants


Living at 92, Nightingale Road, Wood Green, Middlesex. William Bowers, 43yrs, Florist/Gardener, wife, Elizabeth, 44yrs, daughter, Daisy, 12yrs, boarder, Percival Greenwood, 26yrs, Stockbroker’s Clerk, single.


Living at 18, St. James, New Cross, Deptford, London. Percival Greenwood, Hd. 36yrs, single, Stockbroker’s Clerk.


Living at Roydon, North Cole Road, Lee Chapel, Essex. Percival C. Greenwood, Hd. 46yrs, Clerk – E. Indies Railway Co. wife, Emma L. 49yrs, Home Duties, stepson, Cyril J. Haviland, 23yrs, Clerk – Cavendish Syndicates Ltd., visitor, Ivy R. Curtis, 21yrs, Clerk – Barclays Bank.

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