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Person Details
05 Dec 1893
Albert was the son of Charles and Matilda Green (née Ferrin). Both his parents were born in Nottingham, Charles in about 1848 and his mother Matilda in about 1859. They were married in 1877 (J/F/M Nottingham) and according to the 1911 Census had seven children of whom only five survived. However, eight children, all born in Nottingham, were named on the census between 1881 and 1911; three died in infancy: Joseph b. abt. 1879; Elizabeth b. 1880 (J/F/M Nottingham) d. 1882 (J/F/M Nottingham); Charles b. 1887 (J/A/S Nottingham); Matilda b. abt 1889 d. 1891 (J/A/S Nottingham); James b. 1891 (A/M/J Nottingham) d. 1891 (O/N/D Nottingham), Emma b. 1892 (O/N/D Nottingham); Albert b. 5 December 1893 (registered 1894 J/F/M Nottingham) and Arthur Leslie b. 16 Novemner 1896. There are also records of the registrations of the births of five other children (surname Green, mother's maiden name Ferrin) who died in infancy. In 1881 Charles, a lace maker, and Matilda were living at 8 Lincoln Place, Nottingham, with their two children, Joseph (2) and Elizabeth (1). Their daughter died the following year. By 1891 they had moved to Meynell Street, Nottingham, where they were living with their four children Joseph, Charles (3), Matilda (1) and James (1 month). Both Matilda and James died later that year. The family was living at 8 Snow Hill, Nottingham, in 1901: Charles and Matilda with their five surviving children Joseph a butcher, Charles an errand boy, Emma, Albert and Arthur. By 1911 Charles and Matilda, who was a home worker (lace), were living at 61 Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham, with Emma, Albert a fitter and Arthur a printer. Sharing the home was their eldest son Joseph, his wife Mary Ann (née Widdowson m. 1902 O/N/D Nottingham) and their five children, Matilda (8), Joseph (6), Mary Ann (4), Elsie (2) and Doris (8m). Their fourth surviving son, Charles, had married Edith Laycock in 1910 (J/F/M Nottingham) and in 1911 they were living at 8 Charter Street, Radford; Charles was a ropemaker and Edith (24) a cotton twister. Albert named his father Charles of 96 Mitchell Street, Radford, as his next of kin when he enlisted in September 1914. However Albert later nominated his wife, Florence (Florrie) née Cook, whom he married in 1916 (J/A/S Nottingham). Florence and Albert were living at 19 Dane Street, Nottingham, at the time of his death the following year.. There were no children of the marriage. Charles snr. died on 30 January 1915; the notice of his death gave his address as 96 Mitchell Street. His widow Matilda died on 14 February 1936. Arthur Leslie married Ada Atkinson in 1920 (J/A/S Nottingham) and Emma married Archibald Kendall in 1929 (J/A/S Nottingham).
In 1911 Albert was a fitter but gave his occupation as lace maker when he joined the Royal Navy in 1914.
26 Oct 1917
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96 Mitchell Street, Radford, Nottingham
Able Seaman
Anson Bn Royal Naval Division
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Formerly Northumberland Fusiliers. Kitchener P/282. Albert enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 8 September 1914 but transferred to the RNVR at Crystal Palace two days later on 10 September 1914. He served in Anson Bn from 16 January 1915 until 30 December the same year. He was invalided to the UK on 29 March 1916 (septic sores) then drafted for the BEF on 4 December 1916, rejoining Anson Bn. on 11 December until 9 February 1917 when he was admitted to hospital. He rejoined the battalion on 20 February 1917 serving to 23 March and then invalided to the UK on 11 April (ICT legs). Drafted for BEF again on 30 July 1917 he rejoined the battalion on 25 August 1917 and continued to serve in the battalion until his death on 26 October 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 2 to 3).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 30 January 1915: Green. On the 30th inst., at 96 Mitchell-street, Radford, Charles Green, after a painful illness.’(www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 26 October 1918: Green. A Green, AB, killed in action October 26th 1917. One year has passed, my heart still sore, as years roll on I miss you more. From his sorrowing wife Florrie.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 26 October 1918: ‘Green. In loving memory of Albert Green, killed in action October 26th, 1917. We miss you and mourn you in silence unseen, and dwell on the memories of joy that have been; unknown and forgotten by some you may be, but the grave that contains you is sacred to me. From mother, Emma, Joe, Charlie, Arthur, and sisters-in-law.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘In Memoriam’, 25 October 1919: ‘Green. In loving memory of Albert Green, Royal Naval Division, killed in action October 26th, 1917. In our home you are fondly remembered, sweet memories cling round your name. True hearts that have always loved you still love you in death just the same. From mother and family.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) 'In Memoriam' notices from his mother and family were published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 26 October 1920 and 26 October 1921. Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 17 February 1936: ‘Green. Matilda beloved mother and (Nanny), passed peacefully away February 14th. Always remembered. Never forgotten. Joe, Mary, grandchildren. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 17 February 1936: ‘Green. Matilda, passed peacefully away February 14th/ Peace perfect peace. Loving son Charles and grandchildren Edith, Marjorie, Iris. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 17 February 1936: ‘Green. Matilda, widow of the late Charles Green, and our dearly-loved mother, died February 14th. A bitter blow, the shock severe to part with one we love so dear. Rest at last. Sorrowing daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Arch.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Deaths’, 17 February 1936: ‘Green. Matilda, passed peacefully away February 14th, mother of Arthur, Ada, Nanny of Joan and Sheila. Silently suffered.’. (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (cwgc.org.uk)
    Albert Green - Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (cwgc.org.uk)