GREEN, Charles Willie

Private Charles Willie Green
171405 Machine Gun Corps
131089 86th Battalion Training Reserves

GreenCharlesWillieUncleWagg2Charles ‘Willie’ Green was born in 1893 at Old Westwood, son of Charles Green a coal miner from Darlaston, Staffs and his wife Martha Emma (nee Perkins) from Leeds. He was one of 11 children with brothers and sisters named Minnie, Lily, Stephen, Harriett, Jane, Samuel Thomas, Lucy May, Job, Mary Ann and Blanche, all born at Westwood with the exception of Harriett who was born at New Brinsley. On the 1911 Census the family was living at Old Westwood (Palmerston Street) and Charles Willie was employed as a coal miner ganger.

Charles was awarded the British War and Victory Medals indicating that he served in the latter part of WW1.  Little is known of his military career. His cousin James Ernest Green was killed in action in WW1 and his nephew Thomas Leslie Manders, son of his sister Minnie, was killed in WW2. Both are named on the Jacksdale War Memorial.

It seems that Charles did not marry.

His father Charles died in 1956, aged 85 and his mother died in 1949, aged 77, both are buried at Westwood, St. Mary’s.  Charles died in 1974, aged 81 in the Basford Registration District.