Charles Green

Date of birth: 10th September 1886
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment: Royal Marines Light Infantry
Battalion: 1st (Royal Navy Div.)
Rank / Service No: Private, PO/2349/s
Died: 8th October 1918, aged 32 years
Commemorated: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France


Charles was the oldest of 10 known siblings of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Green (nee Maggs), who married in Southampton in 1887.

The couple had a total of 11 children, and so one sibling is unaccounted for.


The family lived at 32 Bond Road, Bitterne Park.


Both parents were born in Southampton, Charles in 1856 and Mary in 1867. Charles died in the city in 1932.




Lucy Elizabeth   b. 1890 Southampton   d. 1979 Isle of Wight   Married George H. Elston in Southampton in 1915.

Ellen (Nellie) Rosina   b. 1892 Southampton   d. 1959 Isle of Wight

William   b. 1894 Southampton   d. ?? Married Dorothy L. Draper in Southampton in 1918.

George   b. 1895 Southampton   d. 1918 Southampton

Arthur Albert   b. 1899 Southampton   d. 1976 Southampton   Married Ivy A. Wright on Isle of Wight in 1944.

Florence May   b. 1902 Southampton   d. ??

Gladys Maude   b. 1903 Southampton   d. ??

Stanley Walter   b. 1905 Southampton   d. 1983 New Forest   Married Annie D. Osman in Southampton in 1923.

Walter James   b. 1907 Southampton   d. 1974 Aldershot   Married Violet E. Bligh in Southampton in 1933.


Charles married Eva Ella Pearce in Portswood in 1915. Eva was born in Bitterne in 1889 and she passed away in Southampton in 1965; the couple had no children.



Charles enlisted into the RMLI on 27 May 1916. The regiment would have been in urgent need of manpower, having returned from the Gallipoli campaign in early 1916.


Little else is known of his service in the 1st Battalion, but he fell during the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois.


The Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 GB, Irish and south African servicemen who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice and have no known grave.



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 4th August 2016


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