|Date of birth:||28th June 1894|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Service No.:||22089 (formerly 629)|
|Regiment:||Dorsetshire (formerly Hampshire Regiment)|
|Died:||26th September 1916 aged 21 years|
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Life before the War
Donald’s father, Walter Comfield Green, was born in Saffron Walden, Essex in 1865 and died in 1941 in the district of Winchester. His mother Eliza Florrie, aka Florence Eliza, nee Wood, came from Guildford, Surrey, where she was born 1872. Walter and Eliza married in 1890. Donald was the younger of two children. He had a brother:
Roy Oldmill Green b.1893 and d.1964 leaving a Probate:
“Green Roy of 11 Keble Road Chandlers Ford Hampshire died 11 November 1964. Administration Winchester 30 December 1964 to Hikda Margaret Green widow. Effects £572”
The family lived at 54 Park Street, Freemantle, Southampton. Walter was a Carriage and Motor Finisher employed in the Coach Trade, Eliza was working in a General Draper ‘s as a Manager. Roy was engaged by Timber Merchants as a Timber Importer Apprentice, whilst Donald was an Apprentice Seedsman. The family had a Domestic Servant working for them.
Old Tauntonians’ Memorial Roll
Time at Taunton’s School: 1904 – 1906
Education and Employment: Donald was born on 28th June 1894 in Southampton, into a Quaker family. After leaving school he worked as a seedsman’s apprentice.
Life during the war: Donald enlisted in Southampton and initially joined the Hampshire Regiment. He became an Acting Corporal in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment. Donald was killed in action in France – he had only been in the firing line for a day or two when he succumbed to his wounds. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Donald died on 26th September 1916 aged 21 years.
Personal Effects –Donald had a fiancé, Gwendoline M Scantlebury. Any monies due were shared between her and his mother. His mother Florence received £2 14s 5d on 6th January 1917 plus a War Gratuity payment of £5 on 20th October 1919. Gwendoline also received the Gratuity payment of £5 on the same day, as well as £2 14s 4d on 10th February 1917.
Donald is Remembered with Honour on the Thiepval Memorial, France, Plot/Panel – Pier and Face 7 B. The Memorial Register has published the following: “Green, Cpl. Donald R., 22089. 5th Bn. Dorsetshire Regt. 26th Sept., 1916”
For his service to his country, Donald was entitled to the British War and Victory Medals.
|Published:||29th July 2015|
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