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William Foster GREEN

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Surname: GREEN

Forename(s): William Foster

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire

Service No: 203690

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Battalion / Unit: 1/1st (City of London) Battalion

Division: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1917-04-09

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Wancourt Road Cem. Mem. No. 2, Panel 3.

CWGC Cemetery: LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

William Foster Green (born 4 July 1891) was the son of Thomas and Sarah Green, née Brown. Thomas was born at Keighley and Sarah at Wetherby, Yorkshire.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: 11, Pickles Street - William Foster Green, aged 9 years, born Keighley, son of Thomas and Sarah Green.

1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: Highgate - William Foster Green, aged 19 years, born Keighley, Yorkshire, son of Sarah and [stepson of] Jabez Chatterton. [Sarah had married Jabez in 1904.]

William was married to Ellen Kime on the 24 September 1916 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, William Street, Woolwich, London.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William F. Green, 7516 & 203690, 1st London Regiment.

Data Source: Local War Memorial

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 56th (1/1st London) Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: GREEN

Forename(s): William Foster

Born: Keighley, Yorkshire

Residence: Woolwich, Kent

Enlisted: East Ham, Essex

Number: 203690

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment

Battalion: 1st (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers)

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-04-09

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes: Formerly 6314 2nd London Regiment

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: GREEN

Forename(s): William Foster

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 203690

Rank: Private

Regiment: London Regiment

Unit: 1st Battalion

Age: 25

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-04-09

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Sarah Green, of Keighley; husband of Ellen Duffy (formerly Green), of 27, Charter St., Gillingham.

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11 May 1917

GLUSBURN

DEATH OF PTE. FOSTER GREEN – Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chatterton have received information regarding. the death of Pte. Foster Green, of the London Regiment, R.F. Private Green resided at Glusburn at the outbreak of war, with his mother, Mrs. J. Chatterton. He was very well-known, being a prominent member of the Glusburn Football Club and the Glusburn Institute Cricket Club. Prior to leaving the district he was employed at Messrs. Prince Smith and Son, Keighley, and at the time of joining the forces he was employed at the Woolwich Arsenal and resided in London.

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