Arthur Greenwood

Arthur Greenwood

Birth
Hunslet, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 9 Jun 1954 (aged 74)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6697 · View Source
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Labour politician. The inscription refers to a famous moment in British parliamentary history. On 2nd September 1939, the Prime Minister (Neville Chamberlain) made an equivocal speech suggesting that peace could still be made with Hitler. When Greenwood rose to oppose this, a Tory MP called out 'Speak for England, Arthur!'. Realising that Parliament would not countenance appeasement, Chamberlain declared war on Germany the next day.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Greenwood (8 Feb 1880–9 Jun 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6697, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .