Arthur Greenwell
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Arthur Robert Greenwell (1896 - 1916)

Arthur Robert Greenwell
Born in Minmi, Newcastle City, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Arthur was born in 1896. Arthur Greenwell was the son of Eleanor Greenwell and Robert Greenwell of Huntly.
New Zealand
Arthur Greenwell lived in Huntly, Waikato, New Zealand.

Arthur lived in New Zealand for at least 12 years prior to travelling to England to enlist.

Arthur joined the Royal Naval Air Service on 14 May 1916 and did pre-flight training on 23 September 1916 and was then posted to HMS Daedalus for flying training.

He passed away in 1916, having died from injuries sustained in a flight training accident. His accident occurred on the 19th of October but his death and the death certificate gives date of death as 20 October 1916.

He was flying solo in a BE 2C which crashed from 200ft on 19 October 1916 and he died in hospital the following day. Arthur was buried at Cranwell [St. Andrew] Church yard, and was 20 years old.

His name is recorded on the Huntly War Memorial - see Huntly War Memorial Free-Space page.


  • Birth - NSW online birth index: 23260/1896, GREENWELL, ARTHUR R, ROBERT, ELEANOR, MINMI
  • Australia Birth Index - Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Arthur R Greenwell; Birth Date: 1896; Birth Place: New South Wales; Registration Year: 1896; Registration Place: Minmi, New South Wales, Australia; Father: Robert Greenwell; Mother: Eleanor; Registration Number: 23260
  • England & Wales Civil Death Index - England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2007. Name: Arthur R Greenwell; Death Age: 19; Birth Date: abt 1897; Registration Date: Dec 1916; Registration district: Lincoln; Inferred County: Lincolnshire; Volume: 7a; Page: 609
  • Find-a-Grave Index - Name: Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Robert Greenwell; Birth: 16 Jul 1896 - Minmi, Newcastle City, New South Wales, Australia; Death: 20 Oct 1916; Find A Grave: Memorial #119906534; Burial: St Andrew Churchyard, Cranwell, North Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England
  • Online Cenotaph - Auckland War Memorial Museum - Entry for Arthur Robert Greenwell, Flight Sub Lieutenant (Probationary), Royal Naval Air Service, RNAS Cranwell
  • Military Personnel File - Arthur Robert Greenwell - Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service accessed at Archway, Archives New Zealand online digital record. This file (in New Zealand) contains correspondence only, not his military record

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