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Robert Joseph Greening

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  • Service number
    • WWI ANF679 AWMM
    • ANF679 Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    • Robert Joseph AWMM
    • Robert Joseph Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Surname
    Greening AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI ANF679 AWMM
    • ANF679 Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1890 AWMM WoodvilleWoodville AWMM
  • Date of birth
    15 August 1890 Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Place of birth
    Woodville, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Johnson (guardian), 25 Jessie Street, Wellington AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • 1921 AWMM Married AWMM
      Ellen Beatrice Wallace AWMM
    • Marries Ellen Beatrice Wallace in 1921 Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - New Zealand Marriage Index, 1840–1950

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    German East Africa Public - Keith - Researcher - 21 January 2020 - ANF Engagement and Service Records
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI ANF679 AWMM
    • ANF679 Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
  • Military service
    • HMS Pioneer AWMM
    • Royal Navy, HMS New Zealand AWMM
    • HMS Chatham AWMM
    • HMS Vernon 1911 Census
    • HMS Powerful AWMM
    • HMS Monowai AWMM
    • Royal New Zealand Navy Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - His medals at Navy Museum and associated biography.
    • Supernumerary at HMS Vernon from 12 December 1917 to 06 June 1918 Public - Keith - Researcher - 9 November 2019 - Royal Navy Officers' Service Records
    • HMS Talbot Public - Keith - Researcher - 13 November 2019 - Royal Navy Officers' Service Records
    • Stationed at Gibraltar naval base (HMS Cormorant) from 24 December 1916 to 15 October 1917 Public - Keith - Researcher - 20 January 2020 - ANF Engagement and Service Records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers
    Acting Gunner (T) Public - Keith - Researcher - 9 November 2019 - Royal Navy Officers' Service Records

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    RN Torpedo School HMS Vernon Public - Keith - Researcher - 22 November 2019 - 1911 England Census of 02 April 1911, Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Enlistment
    Pre WW1 15 August 1908 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Lieutenant/Military AWMM
    • Lieutenant RNZN Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - His medals at Navy Museum and associated biography.

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • WW1 medals issued at Naval Office, Wellington.

    Torpedo Branch Specialist, instructed at HMS Vernon, also possibly served on board the HMS Pyramus. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1974 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
    • Greening, Robert Joseph, Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy
      http://navymuseum.co.nz/medals/index.php/78-display-numbers/140-0402
      Further Reference
    • 'On Service', The Press, 20 February 1915. Papers Past.
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19150220.2.115
      Further Reference
    • The National Archives (UK).
      http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
      Sources Used
    • ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
      https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1428058
      Further Reference
    • 'New Zealand's Navy' Evening Post, 25 October 1920
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/EP19201025.2.23
      Further Reference
    • 'Investiture Held' New Zealand Herald, 11 April 1942
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19420411.2.110
      Further Reference
    • ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
      https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1428058
      Further Reference
    • Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1687 Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1
      The three pages of the ANF medal roll within ADM 171/133
    • Royal Navy Officers' Service Records
      https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7573197 Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - Reference: ADM 196/158/218
      Description:
      Name Greening, Robert Joseph
      Date of Birth: 15 August 1890
      Rank: Lieutenant
      Date of Appointment: 12 December 1917

      Also accessible via FMP

      https://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/results?sourcecategory=armed+forces+%26+conflict&firstname=robert+joseph&firstname_variants=true&lastname=greening&keywordsplace_proximity=5&datasetname=royal+navy+officers+1899-1919&sourcecountry=great+britain
    • His medals at Navy Museum
      http://navymuseum.co.nz/medals/index.php/78-display-numbers/140-0402 Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - He was posted to serve in several battleships, culminating in 1912 with his posting to the battle-cruiser HMS New Zealand in which he visited her name country in 1913. He later transferred to the cruiser HMS Pyramus on the Australasian Squadron, taking part in operations such as escorting the New Zealand occupation force to Samoa and the Expeditionary Force to Egypt, as well as blockading actions against the German cruiser Konigsberg of East Africa. In 1916 he volunteered to join the submarine service, serving in .....
    • HMS Talbot ship log May 1916 to Nov 1918
      https://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Talbot.htm Public - Keith - Researcher - 13 November 2019 - Edited by Paul Money, "lover of the sea and ships", Cadiz, Spain

      Royal Navy Log Books of the World War 1 Era

      HMS TALBOT – May 1916 to November 1918,
      East Indies Station (including German East Africa campaign)

      Moored at Zanzibar from 06-16 June 1918
    • The Dominion, 13 Mar 1913, Papers Past
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DOM19130313.2.14 Public - Keith - Researcher - 13 November 2019 - 13 March 1913

      Personal Items

      'The High Commissioner's Department
      reports that the following New Zealand-
      ers are to be drafted to H.M.S. New Zea-
      land and borne as supernumeraries for
      passage to N.Z., when they will be
      discharged for service to H.M. ships on
      the Australasian station :- R. J. Green-
      ing, Leading Seaman, H.M.S. Victory;
      M.F. Clow, Leading Stoker H.M.S. Pem-
      broke; J.W. Armstrong, Leading Stoker
      H.M.S. Hercules; J.R. Donovan, Able
      Seaman, H.M.S. Excellent'
    • 'H.M.S. NEW ZEALAND' Papers Past
      https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19130224.2.25 Public - Keith - Researcher - 13 November 2019 - 24 February 1913

      New Zealand Herald

      H.M.S. NEW ZEALAND
      THE PERSONNEL COMPLETED
      A SELECTED SHIP'S COMPANY

      [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT]
      London, January 17

      'In order to enable him to visit his na-
      tive land, Able Seaman R. J. Greening, a
      New Zealander, has been transferred from
      H.M.S. Hercules.'
    • Hyacinth log Dec 1918 to Dec 1918
      http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05-HMS_Hyacinth.htm Public - Keith - Researcher - 21 January 2020 - Edited by Pat Marcus, History Lover, Ontario, Canada

      25 May 1915
      Zanzibar
      Lat -6.2, Long 39.2

      26 May 1915
      From Zanzibar to Mombasa, Kilindini and back
      Lat -4.07, Long 39.65

      25 December 1915
      Simonstown
      Lat -34.18, Long 18.44

      8:45am: Discharged 120 mixed ratings to GALWAY CASTLE for passage to England.

      2:00pm: 127 mixed ratings joined ship from Sanatorium.
      9:00pm: Officers and ratings lent to ASSOUAN rejoined ship.
    • ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911
      https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10031412 Public - Keith - Researcher - 17 October 2019 - ANF Engagement and Service Records 1903-1911 AWM266 2/4/679 - 679 Robert Joseph Greening ANF679
    • Royal Navy officers' Medal Roll WW1
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1687 Public - Keith - Researcher - 20 November 2019 - Rolls

      ADM 171/90
      Surnames Ge-Ode

      Name: Robt. J. Greening
      Rank: Gunner, R.N.
      Medals awarded: 1914-15 Star, VM, BWM
      How disposed of: H.M.S. "Philomel"
    • 1911 Coronation medal roll
      https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C975031 Public - Keith - Researcher - 20 November 2019 - Roll

      Contained within ADM 171/61
      Miscellaneous medal rolls 1866-1966
      Can be downloaded for free.

      Also accessible via Ancestry
      Image 316 of 720

      https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1687/31793_221292-00342/1512540?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return
  • Documents
    • UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Admiralty, & Min of Defence, Navy Dept: Medal Rolls. The National Archives microfilm pub. ADM 171. AWMM
    • Navy List January 1919 Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - Corrected to 18th December 1918

      page 913
      HMS Talbot
      Gunner.... (T) Robert J Greening (Act)..... 08 June 1918
    • New Zealand Electoral Rolls, 1853–1981. Public - Keith - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - 1972 Roskill electoral district, Auckland
      This roll closed on the 26th July 1972

      Page 79 line 24
      GREENING, Robert J, 59 Hillsborough Road
      [no other persons at that address]
    • 1911 England Census of 02 April 1911, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Vessel 36 [HMS Vernon] Public - Keith - Researcher - 31 October 2019 - Class: RG14; Piece: 5591; Registration District Number: 90; ED, institution, or vessel: 36 [HMS Vernon];

      Robert Joseph Greening; 20 years; Able Seaman; Woodville, New Zealand;

      https://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/results?sourcecategory=census%2c+land+%26+surveys&collection=census&lastname=greening&lastname_variants=true&keywords=rg14pn5591+rd90&keywordsplace_proximity=5&datasetname=1911+census+for+england+%26+wales&sourcecountry=great+britain

      RN Torpedo School HMS Vernon at Portchester creek
    • Royal Navy ANF ratings Medal Roll WW1 transcription
      page 1 of 3 surnames D-G Public - Keith - Researcher - 1 November 2019 - Darlow, Fredk. J., 1782, Sto.1.;
      Doile, Gordon S., 1684, L.Sto.;
      Domney, Henry C., 1502, A.B.;
      Donovan, Jas. R., 1510, A.B.;
      Evans, Fredk. V., 1576, Act.Ar.Mte.;
      Fairweather, Rob. W., 1793, Sig.;
      Frame, Albert H., 1788, Act.L.Sto.;
      Fry, Sydney W., 1546, L.Sto.;
      Fyfe, Jas., 1411, A.B.;
      Gibson, Robt. M., 1754, A.B.;
      Gray, Joseph, 1661, Sto.1.;
      Greening, Robt. J., 679, P.O.;
    • 1911 Coronation Medal roll partial transcription of the 35 ANF ratings Public - Keith - Researcher - 19 November 2019 - Transcription

      Bayley;
      Cooper;
      Corigliano;
      Cranfield;
      Corbould;
      Donelly;
      Finlayson;
      Grant;
      Gill;
      Greening, Rob't, A.B., [ANF1679]
      Grace;
      Holmes;
      Hodgson;
      Hill;
      Henley;
      Hodson;
      Jules;
      James, Sam'l., A.B., [ANF1431]
      Lynas;
      Lewthwaite, Fred'k., A.B., [ANF956]
      McLure;
      May;
      Murton;
      Massingham;
      O'Brien;
      Pantlin;
      Rainey;
      Silvia;
      Somerville;
      Saunders, Geo., A.B., [ANF1241]
      Sharpham;
      Smith;
      Thomson, Hy.;
      Thomson, Sam'l.;
      Welch;

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