Arthur Green

ARTHUR GREEN (1885 - 1916)

Four sons of James and Ellen Green are commemorated on the St Alban's World War 1 memorial. The 1891 Census shows us that tailor John and silk piecer Ellen were living at 22, Hayes Yard, off King Edward Street. They then had two daughters and three sons. In 1911 they were living at the same address with five sons.

We have little information about Arthur's life. He was born in Macclesfield, during December 1885. He served as a Lance Corporal in the 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. There is no evidence on Arthur's Medal Index Card that he was posted overseas.

Aarthur died at home on Saturday, 19 February 1916 aged twenty nine; we do not know the cause of Arthur's death. The Graves Registration Report lists his place of death as 32, Hayes Yard. Arthur's parents had predeceased him, therefore, 'home' was that of his married elder sister, Margaret Hodkinson.

Arthur is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery alongside his parents. Therefore, he has a private rather than a military headstone. The 'Graves' Registration Report Form' of the time, which reported on all the resting places of all the World War 1 service men buried in Macclesfield Cemetery, describes Arthur's grave as having 'a grit cross, base curb, plants insert cut [into it]'. The base curb no longer exists. The inscription on the family headstone reads:

"Of your charity pray for the soul of
James Grreen died March 31st 1913, aged 68 years.
Also Ellen, his wife, who died Sept 9th 1913.
Albert Green, their son, who was killed in action in France,
Nov 1st 1915 aged 19 years.
Also L. Corporal Arthur Green, 8th Batt. South Lancashire Regt.
who died Feb 19th, aged 29 years"

Although Arthur's brother, Albert is listed on the headstone, we know that Albert is actually buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery in France



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