William Green

Date of birth: 1895
Place of birth: Not known
Service No.: M / 6047
Rank: 3rd Class Waiter
Regiment / Division: Royal navy
Battalion: HMS Invincible
Died: 31st May 1916 aged 21 years
Death location: Not known

 

Life before the War
William’s parents were William – born 1867 in Surrey, died 1941 in Southampton, and Elizabeth (nee Dodd?), who was also born in Surrey in 1871.

In the 1901 census William junior was registered at 7 Western Terrace, Chapel, Southampton with his parents and two siblings, Elsie (born 1898) and Leonard (born 1900).

By the 1911 census William junior was still registered at 7 Western Terrace, Chapel, Southampton with his father and Aunt (Jane Green, born 1858).  Also registered were his siblings Elsie, Leonard and Ellen who was born in 1904.  His occupation is listed as a Railway Messenger.  Sadly his mother, Elizabeth, had died.  William senior, a widower, was employed as a Railway Guard.

Military service
At the Battle of Jutland HMS Invincible was hit by two German Ships, the Lutzow and Derfflinger.  She sank within 90 seconds.  In total 1,026 men and officers were killed, including Rear Admiral Hood.  There were only six survivors who were picked up HMS Badger.

William was entitled to the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Researcher: Shaun Connolly
Published.: 9th June 2014
Updated: Insert dates here

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