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Arthur Acraman Greenslade

 
 
 
He was born about 1894 in Bristol. He joined Clifton RFC in 1913-14. One of 25 players recruited to a squad that had suffered the loss of many key players at the end of the previous season. He was the son of William Acraman Greenslade and Eliza Shipley Greenslade (nee Bromiley). During the 1901 census he was stopping at his grandmothers house in Thornton Hough, Cheshire. They were

Name

Relation

Age

Occupation

Where born

Eliza E. Bromiley

Head

59

Widow living on own means

Bristol

Arthur A. Greenslade

Gson

7

 

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Donald A. Greenslade

Gson

6

 

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

William A, Greenslade

Gson

3

 

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Sarah E. Roberts

Serv

27

Cook Domestic

Wales

Anni Jones

Serv

27

House Maid Domestic

Wales

Ruth S. Carper

Serv

15

Kitchen Maid Domestic

Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Marie E. W. Ryfinan

Serv

19

Governess

Hamburg, Germany

He was a Captain in the 3rd South Lancs, RFC & RF during World War 1. His address is given as Elmside, Stoke Bishop, Bristol. He was sent to France on the 17th January 1915.His father died on the 7th August 1915 in Liverpool.  The family continued to live at 11 Apsley Road, Clifton, BristolHe married M. W. ? 15th Feb 1917 to 30th March 1917 Lt. 5th Reserve Squadron RFC.

He was an inventor and registered 2 patents.

GB Patent GB364291: Abstract of GB364291 364,291. Trestles. GREENSLADE, A. A., The Larches, Westbury-on-Trym, and GREENSLADE, Ltd., E. A. & W., Orb Works, Thomas Street, both in Bristol. Dec. 4, 1930, No. 36646. [Class 52 (v).] A folding trestle consists of a pair of front legs a fixed to a cross-bar c on which a pair of rear legs d are pivotally mounted, the cross-bar i, to support a wringing machine &c. being gripped between brackets f carried by the legs. The brackets may have pins h to enter holes in the cross-bar i. In a modification the brackets are formed of sheet metal.

GB Patent GB493562Abstract of GB493562 493,562. Moving signs. GREENSLADE, A. A. April 19,1937, No. 11068. [Class 3 (i)] A plurality of independent endless display bands 32 arranged behind windows in a casing can be selectively actuated by a manuallyoperated disc 12 and a pointer 15. Each band driving roller is connected, either directly or through gearing 31, with a shaft 27 carrying a crown or bevel wheel 26, each of which is in mesh with a pinion 6. The pinions 6 lie around a circle, and can each be engaged by an intermediate wheel 8 constantly in gear with a central pinion 7 on the shaft 9 carrying the disc 12. The wheel 8 is mounted in an arm 11 extending from a sleeve journalled on the shaft 9, and to this sleeve is fixed an indicator ring 14 furnished with the pointer 15. The sleeve is slidable on the shaft 9 and can be pressed down against a spring to remove an upstanding pin on the arm 11 from one of a series of holes 19 in the upper bearing plate 17 of the pinions 6. The ring 14 is then turned till the pointer 15 indicates the required band and the ring is allowed to rise with the pin registering in the corresponding hole 19.

In the space of 5 months his mother, his son and then Arthur were killed during the bombing of Bristol. His mother died on the 30th September 1940, aged 72, at Southmead Hospital after suffering injuries after a bombing raid on the 25th September 1940. She is listed as a Civilian Casualty of World War 2 by the Commonwealth and War Graves Commission. His son David Acraman Greenslade died on the 2nd December 1940.

Represented Westbury-on-Trym 1919-1921 on Bristol City Council
Volunteer Home Guard 11th Gloucestershire (City of Bristol) Battalion
Died in a London Nursing home following an operation

Above Arthur Acraman Greenslade

He was buried at Canford Cememtery with his parents and son.

 

Above side of the grave of Arthur Acraman Greenslade at Canford Cemetery.

Above front of the grave of Arthur Acraman Greenslade at Canford Cemetery.

Above side of the grave of Arthur Acraman Greenslade at Canford Cemetery.