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William Russel Green

Biography of Private William Russell Green (33514)
2nd Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own)
formerly 32035, 17th Res. Hussars Regt.
Died 29 September 1918

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William Russell Green

Date of birth:

Place of Birth:
Tilley St Lawrence, Norfolk, England

Date of Birth registration:
Jan – Mar 1895

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, Tilney St Lawrence
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
William is living with the Batterham family at Walpole Highway. The census gives him an age of 16 and he is listed as farm servant.

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

Newspaper Mentions:
Grantham Journal. Saturday 26th October 1918
KILLED IN ACTION – Mr and Mrs Green, the Fen, have received the distressing news that their son, Pte Russell Green was killed by shrapnel on Sunday July 28th in France. A letter has been received from his officer, saying that he was greatly respected by all who know him.  The body war buried by his comrades with great care and reverence. Mr Green has lost all his three sons the war all killed in action on a Sunday.

Military Records

Attestation Papers:
None found

WW1 Soldier’s Records:
None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War:
These records show that Private William Russell Green, 33514, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princes of Wales’ Own) was killed in action on 29th September 1918 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records:
Not yet available

Medal Card Index:
William medal card index states that he was eligible for the following medals:-
The British Medal
The Victory Medal


Aslackby, plaque in St James’ Church

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
In Memory of Private W R Green, 33514, 2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment who died on 29 September 1918 Age 25.
Son of William R and Mary Green. of Aslackby Fen, Pointon, Billingborough, Lincs
Remembered with Honour Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree
Grave Ref: F.11

More information:

Chapel Corner Cemetery

Chapel Corner Cemetery

William Russell Green


Military Service Timeline

This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed.