Green, J W
JOSEPH WILLIAM GREEN
Remembered with honour Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery: Plot I, Row H, Grave 5.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 3/8397 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 28 December 1914, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Joseph’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Mary Ann (nee PAYNE) GREEN of Watford, and the late Henry GREEN.
His parents married 6 June 1865 at St Alban’s Abbey, Herts. Henry died 1903 in Watford aged 60, and was buried 3 September in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Mary died 1928 in Watford aged 88, and was buried 31 January, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Joseph was born 1878 in Watford, and baptised 1 February 1882 at St Mary’s, Watford.
On the 1881 Census, aged 2 he lived in Aldenham, Herts, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1891 Census, at school aged 12 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, a bricklayer’s labourer aged 22, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, still a bricklayer’s labourer aged 32, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and two siblings.
Unit173rd Tunnelling Company
Date of death08/03/1916
Age at death38
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)