William Green

Surname: Green
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
Augustus Philip Green
Jane Green née Courtney
Bertha Maud Green née Osborne
Locations in this story:
Alvediston, Wiltshire
Marylebone, London
Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Egypt
Palestine

Story:
William Green was born in Alvediston, Wiltshire during 1879 the son of Augustus Philip Green and Jane Green (née Courtney). By the 1881 Census the family had moved to 81 York Street, Marylebone, London. William married Bertha Maud Osborne in Nottingham during 1906. There were four children of the marriage. He had enlisted in the Notts & Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment on 12th June 1910 (Service No. 612062) and served in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War. He was promoted in due time to Wheeler Sergeant. He was later attached to the Royal Horse Artillery (283rd Notts. Battery) on 20th December 1918. Discharge came on the 29th January 1920 when he received a 30% Disability Pension for 'general debility' caused by his service. He was awarded the Victory, British War and Territorial Force Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. His last known address was 268 Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham, where he died in 1937.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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The National Archives
Enmore Green War Memorial 03

Frank Brine

Surname: Brine
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
John Brine
Louisa Brine née Prior
Albert Brine
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Bailleui Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleui, Nord, France
Sherborne Causeway, Enmore Green
Gillingham, Dorset
Motcombe

Story:
Frank Brine was born in 1889 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of John Brine, a contractor/haulier, and Louisa Brine (née Prior). His siblings included Albert, born in 1887, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living on Sherborne Causeway, Enmore Green. He enlisted in Gillingham, Dorset, on 5th January 1915 and joined the 15th Reserve Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery (Service No. 58979). He was posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France on 24th May 1915 and was promoted to the rank of Bombardier on 8th February 1916. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 31st July 1917 whilst serving with 'C' Battery, 123rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery and was buried at Bailleui Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleui, Nord, France, (near the Belgian border) (grave id. III.D.299). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Names on Enmore Green War Memorial
  • Enmore Green Memorial 01
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Motcombe War Memorial 3

Richard Eustace Grosvenor

Surname: Grosvenor
Other names: Richard Eustace
Other people in this story:
Richard de Aquila Grosvenor, 1st Baron Stalbridge
Eleanor Beatrice Grosvenor nee Hamilton-Stubber
Locations in this story:
Christchurch, Hampshire
France
Vermelles British Cemetery, Vermelles, Pas de Calais, France
Motcombe, Dorset
Haileybury, School, Ashwell, Herts.
Nowshera, North West Frontier, India
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Common

Story:
Richard Eustace Grosvenor was born on 27th January, 1883, in Christchurch, Hampshire. He was the son of Richard de Aquila Grosvenor, 1st Baron Stalbridge, and his second wife, Eleanor Beatrice Grosvenor (nee Hamilton-Stubber). Richard attended at Haileybury School, Ashwell, Herts, and by 1901 had become a 'Gent Cadet' at The Royal Military Academy, Woolwich Common. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and a Regular Soldier serving with the Royal Field Artillery at Nowshera, North West Frontier, India. He was commissioned in the Royal Horse Artillery and at the time of his death held the rank of Captain. His mother died in 1911 and his father in 1912. Richard was posted to France on 6th November, 1914. He was awarded the Military Cross, Victory, British War and 14 Star medals as well as being Mentioned in Despatches. He died on 13th October 1915 and was buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Vermelles, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.H.14). He is remembered on the Motcombe War Memorial, Dorset, on the Roll of Honour at Haileybury School and the Royal Artillery Commemoration Roll.

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  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 2
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 2
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives