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  • Photo courtesy of Green's grandson Melvyn Layton
Person Details
Baumber Lincolnshire
John Green (junior) was born in 1890 at Baumber, Lincolnshire, he was the son of John Green (senior) a domestic groom and the late Sarah Agnes Green née Thompson of Boston. His father John Green (senior) was born in 1865 at Strubby, Lincolnshire, his mother Sarah Agnes Thompson was born in 1861 at Branston Fen, Lincolnshire, she died in 1905 aged 45 yrs, they were married on 14th May 1883 at Claxby, Lincolnshire,, they went on to have the following children, Lizzie b1889 Claxby, John b1890 Baumber, Rachel b1892 Baumber, William b1894 Baumber, Sarah J b1896 Baumber and George b1899 Baumber. John Green (junior) married his wife Sarah Hannah Naylor (born 7th November 1893) on 3rd April 1914 at Warsop, they lived at 1 Shaw's Yard, High Street, Warsop, they had the following children, John born 29th November 1914, Lydia May born 10th January 1916 and Louisa Beatrice born 13th September 1917. Following his death his widow Sarah Hannah was awarded a pension of 29 shillings and 7 pence a week which commenced on 2nd June 1919
In 1915 he was a wagon labourer and in 1917 a miner.
04 Nov 1918
582064 - CWGC Website
1 Shaw's Yard High Street Warsop Nottinghamshire
Lance Corporal
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
John Green enlisted at Warsop on 10 December 1915 and was put on the reserve list the following day. He was mobilized on 18 May 1917 and sent to France in August, joining the 2nd Battalion on 7th. He was posted to 9th Battalion on 27 August 1917. On 4 November 1918 the battalion had successfully assaulted and taken the village of Sebourg. They were greeted as heroes by the villagers, given food and drink and in one case, even a mattress. Then the task of moving up onto the ridge above Sebourg was given to the battalion. Without artillery support they moved up and were caught in a deadly crossfire of machine guns which claimed the lives of over 50 men. Eventually the ridge was taken with artillery support and without any deaths. John was one of those killed during this the battalion's final battle of the Great War. He is buried in Sebourg British Cemetery which overlooks the village.
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  • Photo courtesy of Green's grandson Melvyn Layton
    John Green - Photo courtesy of Green's grandson Melvyn Layton
  • Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    John Green's grave - Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse