The Slaugham Archive
David Pearce Year: 2017 Villages: HandcrossAlan Greenfield (1924-2017)
It has been announced that in August 2017 Alan Greenfield, who ran the Post Office Stores in Handcross for 15 years from about 1967 to 1982, has passed away aged 92.
Alan was featured in a special report in the West Sussex County Times in August 2016 when he was presented with France’s top wartime honour, the Legion d’Honneur, for the part he played in the D-Day landings in 1944. He is seen above holding the medal.
After leaving the post office Alan and his wife, Joan, settled in Horsham but that was cut short by Joan’s death in 1993, aged 65.
During their years in Handcross both Alan and Joan played a very active role in village life as highlighted in a newspaper cutting from 1980 which can be read by clicking on Large Version.
Select Open Document to view two newspaper cuttings; the first being Alan’s obituary from the Mid Sussex Times edition of 24th August 2017, and the second covering the award of the Legion d’Honneur.
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Picture added on 24 August 2017 at 14:10
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