war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service.
(For the Duration of the War).
Attestation of
G/8525 R. W. Green – The Buffs - East Kent Regiment
Name Richard William Green.
Address – No. 1 Coffee Bar, St. Martins Place, Shorncliffe.
Age - 25 years.
Have you ever served in any branch of His Majesty’s Forces – Yes, Royal Navy.
Casualty Form – Active Service.
31429 – Pte. – Green R.W.
Qualification – Machine Gunner.
Wounded in action – 6/11/16.
10th General Hospital Admitted. – Head epd frac? of skull, chest and hand - 10/11/16.
10th General Hospital – Died of wounds – Rouen – 13/11/16.
Medical History.
Birthplace Dover.
Examined at Folkestone.
Age 25 years – 145 days.
Trade – Cook.
Enlisted at Folkestone 8/11/15.
All articles of private property to be returned to – Mrs Alice Green, 19, Trevanion Street, Dover.
St. James Baptisms.
1885. 2nd November. Kate Lily d/o Charles and Alice Green – This Parish.
Father’s occupation Mounted Policeman.
1887. 19th February. Daisy d/o Charles and Alice Green – This Parish.
Mounted Policeman.
1889. 24 April. Richard William s/o Charles and Alice Green. Abode Shorncliffe Camp. Corporal Mounted Policeman.
1891 Census – Institution - M.S. Corps Military Police and Brigade Staff – Cheriton, St. Martin, Folkestone. (But his mother is Jane!)
Free BMD. December Quarter 1886. Dover.
Charles Green to Alice Lilly.
Death. September Quarter 1897. Dover.

Charles Green. Age 45.


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