Geoffrey Greenhough was born in Birmingham and raised in the Black Country region of the UK. He was a pupil at the Royal School Wolverhampton and was subsequently awarded degrees at Birmingham, Cambridge and London Universities where he studied History and Educational Management.
After a short spell in commercial banking, he taught History in Nottingham and London schools for twenty-five years. His interest in the First World War grew following numerous trips to the Battlefields of France and Belgium, together with researching and teaching the subject.
After leaving the teaching profession he became a volunteer and then a trustee of Rickmansworth Waterways Trust; with his wife Chris he subsequently moved to live by the coast in West Sussex.
A personal interest in history, contemporary politics and economic affairs remain strong together with links to his native Black Country: he remains a long-suffering supporter of West Bromwich Albion.