Charles Green

Surname: Green
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
John Green
Maria Green née Lever
William Green
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Newington, Kent
France & Flanders
Riseden Farm, Hawkhurst, Kent

Charles Green was born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 22nd May 1881 and baptised there on 3rd June 1881, the son of John Green and Maria Green (née Lever).   He lived his early life in and around Iwerne Minster until, by 1901, he had moved to Newington, Kent.   He enlisted on 13th November 1915 and was mobilized on 28th March 1916 when he joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 71006).  He served in France & Flanders from 31 Aug 1916 and received gun shot wounds on two occasions and an accidental injury on 21 Dec 1918 - on one occasion needing treatment back in the UK.  He finally ended up with the 332nd Siege Battery from where he was discharged on 19th July 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at Riseden Farm, Hawkhurst, Kent, working as a Farm Labourer and by the 1939 Register at the same address but now a Farm Foreman.  He remained single all his life and died in the Cottage Hospital, Hawkhurst, Kent, on 12th June 1964.

Charles' brother William (b.1874) also served in the war, with the Royal Marine Artillery.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
William Green