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  • 86518 Private John Green was killed on 4 November 1918 during the fight for the Sebourg heights. He is buried in Sebourg British Cemetery, grave A. 14.  Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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Baumber Lincolnshire
He was the husband of Sarah Hannah Green (married 3/4/1914) and the father of three children.
In 1915 he was a wagon labourer and in 1917 a miner.
04 Nov 1918
29
582064 - CWGC Website
86518
1 Shaw's Yard High Street Warsop Nottinghamshire
Lance Corporal
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. John Morse
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  • 86518 Private John Green was killed on 4 November 1918 during the fight for the Sebourg heights. He is buried in Sebourg British Cemetery, grave A. 14.  Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    John Green grave - 86518 Private John Green was killed on 4 November 1918 during the fight for the Sebourg heights. He is buried in Sebourg British Cemetery, grave A. 14. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse