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Edward George Brown Greenoff

Edward George Brown Greenoff

Person  Male  Born 20/9/1886  Died 28/1/1917

Categories: Tragedy

From Alamy: "PC 389K Edward George Brown Greenoff was on duty outside the Silvertown munitions factory ... when a devastating fire broke out. ... The policeman remained at his post to warn others of the dangers, as the explosion was imminent. ... "

Dates from Find a Grave. Born Kentish Town and died in Poplar, 9 days after his heroic acts at the Silvertown explosion.

London Walking Tours have a good page about Greenoff with a moving description of his funeral procession.  The Newcastle Journal of 28 March 1917 is reported, announcing the Edward Medal for Angel and Wenborn and the King's Police Medal for Greenoff.

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PP - 2F - Greenoff

PC Edward George Brown Greenoff, Metropolitan Police. Many lives were saved b...

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