Biography of Private Charles Robert Green (30478)
7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment
Died 4th October 1917

Soldier

  • Name: Charles Robert Green
  • Date of birth: 1897
  • Place of Birth: Tilney All Saint, Norfolk, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1897
  • Place of Birth Registration: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England

Father

  • Name: William Green
  • DOB: 1867
  • Place of Birth: Tilney All Saints, Norfolk,England
  • Occupation: Coalman

Mother

  • Name: Mary Ann Munro
  • DOB: 1869
  • Place Of Birth: Islington, London, England
  • Marriage: 12th December 1892 Terrington St Clements, Norfolk, Endland

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • William Russell Green, 1895, Wisbech
  • Henry Walter Green, 1896, Tilney All Saints
  • Charles Robert Green, 1897, Tilney All Saints
  • Constance Mary Munro Green, 1898, Tilney All Saints
  • Kenneth Own Green 1900, Tilney All Saints (died 1900)
  • May Elizabeth Victoria Green, 1901, Tilney All Saints
  • Frances Marjorie Green, 1906, Tilney All Saints

Census

  • 1901: Charles is living with his parents in Tilney All Saints, Norfolk.
  • 1911: Charles is living with his parents at 191 Cromwell Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as an assisting in the business.

Relatives in services

  • Charles’ brothers Walter Henry and William Russell which also fought and was killed in WW1. Walter and William can be found on our page dedicated to the Aslackby War Memorial.

Marriage

  • No marriage for Charles has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 17th November 1917.
    Mr and Mrs W R Green have again been plunged into grief by the news that their second son, Pte. Chas Green (Norfolk Regiment) has been killed in action.  The Colonel of his regiment, in a letter, told them that his death was caused by shell explosion and that he fell while fighting bravely and that he possessed qualities which endeared him to his comrades.  Deceased, who was 20 years of age, worked for Mr Almond in Pointon Fen before the war.  This is the second son Mr and mrs Green have lost in the great struggle, for their eldest son was missing while taking part in the Gallipoli campaign and has not since been heard of.  They have a third son in the fighting zone. Much sympathy is expressed for the sorrowful parents, who are small farmers in the Fen.

 

  • Lynn News & County Press Saturday 19th October 1918
    In Memoriam
    GREEN – Killed in action, Sept. 29, 1918, Pte. Russell Green, Hussars (transferred to Yorks Reg.), aged 23.
    Also in loveing memory of Pte. Henry Green, Lincoln Regt., killed August 9, 1915, aged 20; and of Pte. Charles Green, Norfolk Regt., killed Ocober 14, 1917, aged 20.  The beloved and only sons of William and Mary Green, of Aslackby Fen, Linc., and late of Tilney All Saint.
    Brother clasps the hand of brother
    Stopping, fearless, through the night.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Charles Robert Green, 30478, 7th Bn Norfolk Regiment was killed in action on 14th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Mary A

Medals

  • British Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star

Memorials

  • UK:
  • Aslackby, Roll of Honour in St James’ Church

 

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Charles Robert Green, 30478, 7thth Bn., Norfolk Regiment who died on 14 October 1917 Age 20
  • Son William and Mary Green, of Aslackby Fen, Pointon, Billingborough, Lincs
  • Remembered with honour, Arras Memorial
  • Bay 3

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed

Sources

  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (www.ancestry.co.uk)
  • British Newspaper Archive.
  • Fold 3
  • Find My Past
  • Genealogist
  • Forces War Records
  • British Army Service Numbers
  • War Gratuity Calculator
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • National Archives – Battalion War Diaries
  • General Registry Office

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