Stanley Wheatley (Stan) GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD, Stanley Wheatley

Service Number: 400345
Enlisted: 18 August 1940, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 256 Squadron
Born: Hessle, England, 7 September 1912
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: England
Occupation: Share Farmer
Died: Flying Accident, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 7 February 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Haltemprice Cemetery, Hessle, Yorkshire, England
Comp. 53. Plot 13. Grave 1.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, 400345
18 Aug 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, 400345, 256 Squadron, Melbourne, Vic.

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Sergeant Stanley Wheatley Greenwood 400345 of 256SQN RAF was killed when Defiant V1116 crashed near Lytham Pier in Lancashire, England - also killed: Pilot Officer William John Paterson Olney 112509 RAF

Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George Albert and Harriett Greenwood, of Hessle Hill, Yorkshire.


Sgt.-Pilot S.W. Greenwood who is reported as having been killed in an accident in the latest R.A.A.F. casualty list, was well known in Albury, where he was employed by Mr. L. Hannessy at the Albury Hotel, and later the Gloucester Hote.  Born in England, he was associated with his employer over a number of years, and upon arrival in Albury became a playing member of the Albury Rubgy League Club.  An injury to the shoulder in his best year with the club kept him out of the game until 1940, when he made a spectacular appearance as a first grade player, and retained his position in the team until he enlisted late in that year.  He was an active member of the committee and at one time was secretary of the club.   Small of stature, Stan Greenwood played in the scrum-half postion, and on the filed of play was a lovable an courageous personality, whose death will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends.