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Charles Robert Green

Biography of Private Charles Robert Green (30478)
7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment
Died 14th October 1917

Under Construction


Charles Robert Green

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, England

Date of Birth registration:
Oct – Dec 1897

Place of Birth Registration:
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England

Assisting in the business


No marriage for Charles has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.


Father’s Name:
William Green

Father’s DOB:

Father’s Place of Birth:
Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, England

Father’s Occupation:

Mother’s Name:
Mary Ann Whitelam

Mother’s DOB:

Mothers POB:
Islington, London, England

Mother’s Occupation:

Their Marriage:
1893 Holbeach District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)
William Russell Green, 1895, Wisbech
Henry Walter Green, 1896, Tilney All Saints
Charles Robert Green, 1897, Tilney All Saints
Constance Green, 1899, Tilney All Saints
May Elizabeth Victoria Green, 1901, Tilney All Saints
Frances Marjorie Green, 1906, Tilney All Saints
Plus 1 more which name are unknown taken from the 1911 census

1901 Census:
Charles is living with his parents in Tilney All Saints.

1911 Census
Charles is living with his parents at 191 Cromwell Road, Peterborough. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as assisting in the business.

Relatives in services:
Charles has two brothers Walter Henry and William Russell which also fought and was killed in WW1. Walter and William can be found on our page dedicated to the Aslackby War Memorial.

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal Saturday 17th November 1917.
Mr and Mrs W R Green have again been plunged into grief by the news that their second son, Pte. Chas Green (Norfolk Regiment) has been killed in action.  The Colonel of his regiment, in a letter, told them that his death was caused by shell explosion and that he fell while fighting bravely and that he possessed qualities which endeared him to his comrades.  Deceased, who was 20 years of age, worked for Mr Almond in Pointon Fen before the war.  This is the second son Mr and Mrs Green have lost in the great struggle, for their eldest son was missing while taking part in the Gallipoli campaign and has not since been heard of.  They have a third son in the fighting zone. Much sympathy is expressed for the sorrowful parents, who are small farmers in the Fen.Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private Charles Robert Green, 30478, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment was killed in action on 14th October 1917 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
Charles’ medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The 15 Star


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private Charles Robert Green, 30478, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment who died on 14 October 1917 Age 20.
Son of William and Mary Green. of Aslackby Fen, Pointon, Billingborough, Lincs
Remembered with Honour Arras Memorial
Panel Ref: Bay 3

More information:

Arras Memorial

Charles Robert Green


Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.