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25 Apr 1889
Ilkeston Derbyshire
Charles Edward ('Chuck') was the son of Fred and Martha Elizabeth Green (née Aldred). His father Fred was born in Cottingham, Nottinghamshire, and his mother Martha Elizabeth was born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. They were married at Ilkeston Independent Chapel in 1898 (A/M/J Basford) and had three children: Charles Edward b. Ilkeston 25 April 1889, Matilda b. Sandiacre 1902 and Percy Ashmead b. Stapleford 19 June 1904. Up until 1911 the family lived in Sandiacre - in 1901 Fred (26), a metal engraver, Martha (25) and their first child Charles (1) were living with Martha's parents, Abraham and Annie Aldred and their five other children, on Stanton Lane, Sandiacre. By 1911 Fred, a lace maker (Levers lace factory), Martha and their three chldren, Charles, Matilda (8) and Percy (6) were living at 54 Victoria Road, Sandiacre. Fred's trade as a lacemaker probably led to the family's move to Beeston in the summer of 1911. On 3 July 1911 Charles registered at Nether Street School to continue his education leaving two years later on 5 April 1913 to find employment in the Beeston area. The family was living at 67 Wollaton Road when Charles' death was confirmed in 1919. The later CWGC record gave Fred and Martha's address as 11 Enfield Street, Beeston. Charles' younger brother Percy Ashmead attested in the Royal Tank Corps on 9 February 1921 aged 17 years 10 months. The record is annotated 'South Notts Hussars'. His occupation was given as lace hand and his next of kin was his father Fred of 67 Wollaton Road, Beeston. He was discharged at Canterbury on 25 April 1922 ('Free TA Reg.') to 67 Wollaton Road.
26 Apr 1918
840577 - CWGC Website
9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Charles enlisted in April 1917 and served in France from the following year. He was posted missing at Kemmel on 26 April 1918, the day following his 19th birthday. His death was not confirmed on that date until July the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 108 to 111). Charles qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 17 July 1919: ‘Harvey, Missing April 26th 1918, now presumed killed on that date, Pte CE Green (Chuck), aged 19, 9th KOYLI, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Green, Wollaton-road, Beeston. A perfect peace. From sorrowing mother, father, sister, brother.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.do.uk) Report Beeston Gazette and West Notts Echo, 2 August 1919: 'ANOTHER HERO KILLED' 'The long list of England's missing sons is being shortened daily in the issue of daily reports which presume their death. 'Several Beeston parents and wives have received one of these notifications since the cessation of hostilities and another name has this week to be added to the Roll of Honour in Private C. E. Green of 67, Wollaton Road, Beeston, Notts. 'At the age of 18 years, "Chuck" as he was known to his many friends, enlisted in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry the date being April 25th 1917. 'On Good Friday the following year he embarked for France to shoulder the rifle, against the despicable foe, he quickly became a victim of the Hun savagery and a day after the anniversary of his 19th Birthday was reported missing, the battle of Kemmel then being in progress. 'In the mist of the Peace rejoicings, sadness reigns in many homes, but consolation may be derived from the fact that a more honourable death could not have occurred than in helping to save the country from the invasion of such scientific savages'.
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  • Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Charles Edward Green - Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)