Greenfield, Richard Menteith


He was the son of James Wyatt Greenfield of Brynderwen, Monmouthshire, and Margaret Greenfield, daughter of Sir Joseph Bailey. He came to Winchester from Dr. Godby’s school at Henley.

He passed through Sandhurst and was gazetted to the 108th Regiment, which he joined in India. He graduated later at the Staff College and filled a number of staff appointments in India, being attached to Army Headquarters from 1899 to 1900 and again from 1901 to 1902. He took part in the Burmese Expedition of 1892 on the staff of the General Officer Commanding and received the brevet rank of Lieutenant-Colonel with a mention in Despatches. He also took part in the Tirah Relief Expedition in 1897, commanding the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He held the command of the Bombay Brigade from 1905 to 1909, receiving the C.B. in 1907, and five years later retired from the service with the honorary rank of Brigadier-General.

On the outbreak of the war he immediately volunteered and in early August 1914 was appointed to the General Staff of the Irish Command. He died in England on April 25th 1916.

General Greenfield married in 1893 Miss Mary F. Bateman.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Greenfield
  • Forenames or initials: Richard Menteith
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1870-1873
  • Rank: Brigadier General
  • Regiment: General Staff, Irish Command
  • Date of Birth: 27th September 1856
  • Date of Death: 25th April 1916
  • How Died: Unknown Causes
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer H1
  • Decoration: CB
  • Burial Site: RICKMANSWORTH (CHORLEY ROAD) CEMETERY: Grave B.4.6