Private Ralph Green

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First name(s): 

Ralph

Surname only: 

Green

 

Pte Ralph Green, 34816, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died on August 30th, 1916, from wounds received in action on the Somme on August 27th. He was the second son of Luton Town FC Secretary Mr Charles Green and his wife Ellen (nee Shaw), of 73 Hazelbury Crescent, Luton.

Pte Green had himself sent a postcard dated August 28th to his parents to say he was wounded and in hospital. News of his death followed in a letter from Canon Adderley, a chaplain with the forces, who said Pte Green had been admitted to hospital with shrapnel wounds in the abdomen. He had been buried on the evening of August 30th in Heilly Military Cemetery.

Ralph Green was educated at Dunstable Grammar School, where he had gained a scholarship. He passed a Civil Service exam on leaving school and was given a post as a clerk at the offices of the Board of Trade.

He enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Holborn in London in November 1915, and was drafted to France on attaining his 19th birthday around a month before his death. In France he was attached to the Royal Engineers as a signaller.

 

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34816

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Employer: 

Board of Trade, London

War time / or Pre War occupation: 

Clerk

Place of Birth: 

Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death: 

Somme
France

War Memorial Location: 

Grave Location: 

Heilly Station Cemetery
Mericourt-l'Abbe
France

World War I Address: 

73 Hazelbury Crescent
Luton
United Kingdom

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Year of Birth: 

1 897

Year of Death: 

1 916

Month of Death: 

Aug

Day of Death: 

30

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Most Relevant Date: 

Wednesday, August 30, 1916

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Source Date: 

Thursday, September 7, 1916