|1. Memorial:||Tyne Cot Cemetery||VIII. C. 5.|
Awards & Titles:
|Mentioned in Despatches |
Family :Son of the late C. T. and Margaret Green, of St. Margaret's, South Norwood Hill, London. Clerk in the House of Commons.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||7th Battalion London Regiment|
|Action :||The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele)|
GREEN, Horace Salkeld, Major, 1/7 London Regiment Second son of the late Charles Thomas Green and of his wife, Eliza Margaret Green. Harrow School - Entrance Scholar : Monitor, 1 901 : Clayton Scholar, 1901 : Roundell Scholar, 1902 : Shooting VIII, 1 899-1 902, Captain, 1902. Science Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge : B.A., 1905 : Cambridge University Shooting VIII and IV, 1903-5. Occupation; Clerk in the House of Commons. Major Green, who had been for some time an Officer in the 7th Battalion London Regiment, volunteered for foreign service in August, 1914, but was rejected on medical grounds. He finally passed the Doctor and went to France in January, 1917, where he was in command of a Company until his death in action on September 20th, 1917, being instantaneously killed by a shell splinter near Poelcappelle. He had been mentioned in Despatches in December, 1917, and gazetted Major soon after. He was a Past Master of his lodge Source; HARROW MEMORIAL VOL 5
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.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Isaac Newton University No. 859 E.C.||Cambridgeshire|
|Joined :||St Mary's No. 63 E.C.||London|
24th November 1903
2nd February 1904
1st March 1904
Joined St. Marys from Isaac Newton University Lodge No. 859 on 21st March 1907. Past Master.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry