Cecil Jeremiah Greenstone

Leading Aircraftman, 31 Squadron
Service number 1453609
Died 20 Nov 1945
Buried Jakarta War Cemetery
Age 23

Headstone Inscription
‘SADLY MISSED AND NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN BY HIS DEVOTED PARENTS AND SISTER’


Cecil was born in October 1922 in East Preston, West Sussex to Sydney and Lilian nee Clark. He had one younger sister Sylvia born in 1928.

Lilian was born in Birmingham in 1901 and the family had moved to East Preston by 1911. In 1920 Lilian married Sydney in East Preston where Cecil was born. The 1939 Register shows the family living at 108 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets where Sydney and Lilian are listed as shopkeepers. In 1945 they were running the Crystal Palace Tavern in Sheerness-on-Sea.

Details of Cecil’s service and the cause of his death are unknown.