A WORLD War Two veteran who celebrated his 100th birthday in December has died peacefully with his daughter by his side.

Tom Greenwood was born in Wilsden and grew up in Cottingley Bridge, and died on April 9 at Brookfield Care Home in Shipley.

He is survived by his two children Sheila and David, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


A dedicated Rotarian in Bingley, Mr Greenwood served during the Second World War and was actually reported dead while serving in North Africa in 1942.

His parents had been told he was killed in action, but he had actually been captured and was named as a prisoner in the local paper two months later.

Following the war he married the late Marjorie Hartley and worked at the family garage, before going on to be a private hire driver, and was also a lifelong Leeds United supporter and keen walker.

David Greenwood, his son, said: "My sister was with him when he died.

"He will leave a massive hole in the lives of the whole family.

"He was loved by all of us and he will be sorely missed."

His funeral will take place at 1.20pm on Tuesday, April 23, at Nab Wood Crematorium, with a collection being held for The Children’s Society and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.