Commemorated:

Memorial .Vlamertinghe New Military CemeteryVIII. E. 5.
    

Awards & Titles:

 

At present we have been unable to find any substantial information on this Brother beyond that offered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Family :

  Son of Mrs. Green (now Stanton), of The Cottage, Shenfoot Lane, Four Oaks, and the late William Green.

Military :

Unit :  5th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 


31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Anderida No. 2434 E.C.Sussex
Joined : Tyrian No. 1110 E.C. Sussex

Initiated
Passed
Raised
18th December 1907
15th January 1908
10th February 1908
 

Joined Tyrian Lodge No. 1110 on 30th December 1912. Past Master.


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