Percival Charles Green

Surname: Green
Other names: Percival Charles Green
Other people in this story:
William Green
Alfred J. Green
Winifred Edith Downes
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset
Meerat, India
France & Flanders
Poole, Dorset

Percival Charles Green was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Jul 1889 the son of William Green, a Farmer. (There is no information on his mother at this time.)  He lived his early life with his grandparents in Iwerne Minster and eventually had joined the 13th Hussars by 1911 as a Private (Service No. 4426) and at the outbreak of war was already based in Meerat, India.  His Unit was sent to France arriving in Marseille on 15 Dec 1914 to be part of the 7th (Meerat) Cavalry Brigade attached to the 2nd Indian Cavalry Division.  He was again transferred in time to Mesopotamia where he was due for eventual discharge on 4 Mar 1919 but he immediately re-enlisted as a Trooper with the 13th Hussars (Service No. 535322).  He had been awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He married Winifred Edith Downes in Blandford, Dorset, on 1 Dec 1920.  He left the Army in 1929 and set up home in Poole, Dorset.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 95 Green Road, Poole, Dorset, working as a Chimney Sweep.  His death was recorded in Poole on 27 Nov 1962.   His brother, Alfred J. Green, also served in the conflict and both their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.


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