Mrs Mary Anne Green
Mary Anne Green, centre, flanked by her daughters who all worked at Wardown V.A.D. hospital during WW1.
When she was 65, Mary Anne Green, wife of the Brewery Director John Willam Green, became Joint Commandant of Wardown V.A.D. hospital. She served in this role from 1915 - 1919. She is often referred to as 'Mrs J.W. Green' as per convention of the time i.e. she is the wife of John William green.
She was the mother of 9 children, 7 of whom still lived at the time of the 1911 Census.
She lived at The Larches, on the Old Bedford Road, with a son, a daughter and 4 servants. The Larches was a grand Victorian Gentleman's Villa in large grounds, that was demolished and replaced with a development of flats called 'The Larches.'
Her son, Lieutenant Reginald Cumberland Green was killed in action on the 18th May 1916.