Other names: Douglas Victor
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetPortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Douglas Victor Green (usually known as 'Victor') was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8 Feb 1900 and baptised there on 3 Jun 1900 the son of Henry Green and Sarah Mary Green (nee Horlock). He lived most of his early life near Tillhays, Church Hill, Iwerne Minster. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 27 Jan 1916 as a Boy Class 2 (Service No. J49350). He served in many ships and shore establishments during his service as was apparently serving on HMS Sovereign and was in attendance when the German fleet surrendered at the end of the war. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals but decided to remain in the service and remained so until 23 Feb 1941 when he was finally discharged. He had been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 10 Jul 1933. His death was recorded in the Portsmouth, Hampshire, Registry during 1972. His name appears on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.