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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
John Green married Frances Lowe in Worksop in 1890. By 1901 they had had two children, Wilfred born 1893 and John Clifford, born 1899, both born in Worksop. The family initially lived in 22a Carlton Road, later moving to 36 Netherton Road. By 1911 John Green senior was working as a coal miner and the eldest son, Wilfred, worked as a labourer in a flour mill. John Clifford was still at school but both of the sons later enlisted in the army.
26 Apr 1918
2938520 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
9th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Lance Corpl. J. C.Green Worksop Guardian 24 May 1918 There are further names to be added to the already long list of Worksop boys who have died in the service of their country. Amongst them is Lance. Corpl. John Clifford Green,, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. John Green, 33, Lincoln Street, Worksop. Lance Corpl. Green is reported to have died of wounds on April 26th, and was only 19 years of age. He enlisted on November 22nd. 1916, just after his 17th birthday, joining the Highland Light Infantry. There enlisted with him two chums, Wilfred Ilett, who has since been wounded, and Edward Penney, who is also in hospital. Clifford Green was a smart young soldier, and was promoted to the rank of Corporal. A little time ago he was transferred to the Scottish Rifles, in which he was a Lance Corpl.. He was stationed for over a year in Ireland, and then in England, being drafted to France on April 3rd last. His short experience of actual warfare was full of excitement and adventure. His Regiment was heavily engaged and fought with great stubbornness, and amongst those who fell valiantly was this gallant boy. His parents received a card from him about a fortnight ago, written with all his cheeriness. On leaving school, he was for a time in the Worksop Co-op. Society Office, and later was a clerk in the G.C. Goods Office at Worksop. He was a well conducted lad, and his parents have the sympathy of the townspeople at large in the loss of so promising a son. He was a regular attendee at the United Methodist Church. Mr. Green’s eldest son, Pte. Wilfred Green, was stationed at Mansfield when the war broke out, and enlisted in the R.F.A., in which he served for a year and ten months. He was then invalided out and rejoined the Nott’s Constabulary, and is now stationed at Chilwell.
CWGC additional information:- Son of John and Frances Green, of Priory Cottages, 33, Lincoln St., Worksop, Notts. Buried at Grootebeek British Cemetery, Belgium His brother, Wilfred, who is mentioned in the adjoining Worksop Guardian report, had since died through sickness, and is buried in Worksop Cemetery. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    John Clifford Green - Photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett