GREAVES, Vernon E Worrall

In R.F.C. & Ex Emanuel School Western Front Association. R.F.C. details on ‘Air History’ website.  There is a reference to him dining in France with Leslie Lincoln Henson, who was a music hall act of some renown. Brother of Donald Worrall Greaves, both appear on Emanuel School First World War Pro Patria, where Vernon is listed as wounded. There was another brother; Edgar Worrall, too young for WW1 but had citation in London Gazette 6/12/1940 suggesting he was involved in WW2.

b1893 Sheffield. 1911C living at Padley. Their mother was Nelly b1869 Birmingham and their father, Edward was abroad at time of 1911C but dies 1912. Their mother remarries in 1915 to Hardness Dearden (b 1863 Sheffield).  The family must have moved to Castleton as both sons’ medals were sent to The Lodge, Castleton circa 1920. 1944 Hardness Dearden dies at Offerton Hall but none of his money goes to the Greaves family. Mother Nelly dies 1949 in Middlesex. The Dearden family were Brewers; High House Brewery was started by Henry J Dearden, grandfather of Hardness, it was based at Burton Street/Penistone Road, Sheffield. They lived at one time at Jordanthorpe Hall. Hardness sold out to Gilmours in 1901. (Further info; ‘Bygone Breweries of Sheffield’ by Dave/Don Parry available on line or see ‘Sheffield Indexers’.