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  • The photograph was published on the 22nd June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
Person Details
01 Jul 1872
Sneinton Nottingham
William was born on 1st July 1872 at Sneinton Nottingham. He married Eliza Hooton in 1899 in Nottingham and they had four children, all born at Nottingham, one of whom died in infancy. Their surviving children were Maud b.1904, Lillian b.1906 and Doris b.1908. In 1911 they lived at 28 Birchwood Road, New Sawley, Derbyshire. Following William’s death his wife and family lived at 90 Moffat Street Pym Street, St Ann's, Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a railway dig man but was employed as a dray man in 1914.
01 May 1915
42
3054503 - CWGC Website
CH/157/S
Private
Chatham Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry
William Green was a veteran soldier who had received medals for his time in India and during the Boer Wars. He re-enlisted in Nottingham on 4th September 1914 aged 42. He was posted to the Sherwood Foresters but was transferred on 16th September 1914 to the Royal Marines Light Infantry. He joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 6th February 1915 and saw action in Gallipoli. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial Panel 2 to 7.
Green was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).' Nottingham Evening Post, 22 June 1915: photograph with caption, 'Pte W Green, transferred from Sherwood Foresters to the Royal Marines, killed in action, late of New Sawley and Nottingham, held medals for India and Boer war, leaves widow and three children.'
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  • The photograph was published on the 22nd June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    William Green - The photograph was published on the 22nd June 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.