Biography of Private Henry Walter Green (12863)
6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 9th August 1915


  • Name: Henry Walter Green
  • Date of birth: 1896
  • Place of Birth: Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1896
  • Place of Birth Registration: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England


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


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

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

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

  • 1901: Henry is living his parents in Tilney All Saints, Norfolk.
  • 1911: Henry is living with parents in 191 Cromwell Road, Peterborough. The census gives him an age of 15 and he is listed as assisting in the business.

Relatives in services

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

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

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 30rd September 1916.
    Memorial Service was held and a dumb peal bell rung on September 17th in honour of two of our brave soldier-boys who voluntarily enlisted at the beginning of the war.  Henry Green met his death on the battlefield of Suvla Bay, when the Britain were effecting a landing on August 9th 1915. Charlie Pickering 21, was a well known inhabitant of this parish and was a ringer, chorister and communicant, both in Aslackby and Bicker Churches. He enlisted as sapper and was last heard of at Loos, September 25th 1915.


  • 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 Henry Walter Green, 12863, 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 9th August 1915 in the Balkan Theatre.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left Too

  • Father William Richard


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In Memory of Private Henry Walter Green, 12863, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 9 August 1915.
  • Remembered with Honour Helles Memorial
  • Panel 45 to 47

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