William Basil GreenwellBiography | Medals | Glossary
After the war, he served in Aldershot and from 1925-29 commanded the Royal West Africa Frontier Force in Nigeria. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1929 for his work in Africa. From 1930-33, he commanded 1 DLI and then the 15st Brigade, until he retired as a Colonel in 1937. During the Second World War, he organised the ARP (Air Raid Precautions) in County Durham. After the war, he returned to farming at his home at Greenwell Ford, Lanchester. William Greenwell died in Durham in 1964, aged 83 years.
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