Henry Green (1898–1975)


Sherwood Foresters (Notts and DerbyRegiment) 25975 16th, 15th & 1/6th Battalions

Photo courtesy June Gough

Henry Green

Harry enlisted in 1915 and was posted to France in 1916. He served with the Foresters, initially with the Chatsworth Rifles. He was twice married and was one of the few Crich Parish men to serve in both world wars; during WW2 he served with the Foresters and the Military Police.

Photo courtesy June Gough

Henry Green and wife in WW2

Henry Green (1898-1975), pictured with his first wife, Sarah Ann Sanders (circa 1939).

WW1 Service
Attested at Ilkeston, 13 May 1915 (address: Stone Row, Pye Bridge, Derbyshire).
[Green family relocated to Bull Bridge during the war years]
Sherwood Foresters; 25975. Initially served with 16th Battalion (Chatsworth Rifles) – later served with the 15th and 1/6th battalions.
Initially posted to France in March 1916.
Transferred to Class Z Reserve, 9 March 1919.
Discharged on demobilization, 31 March 1920.

Inter-War Service (TA)
Re-enlisted at Belper, 24 June 1922 (address: China New Road, Belper, Derbyshire).
Sherwood Foresters; 4966019.
Served with 5th Battalion (Territorial Army).
Attended annual camps in July 1922 and 1923.
'Struck off strength', 31 December 1924.

WW2 Service
Enlisted at Derby, 8 December 1939 (address: 29 Malcolm Street, Derby),
Army Number: D32533
Initially served with 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters - subsequently transferred to other Sherwoods battalions.
Transferred to 331 Company, Corps of Military Police, 17 May 1942 (later transferred, briefly, to both 335 and 336 companies).
Discharged 23 September 1944.
No overseas service.


1901: Alma Street, Alfreton

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Green Head 29 Bricklayers labourer Swanwick
Rose A Green wife 27   Rotherham
Alexander Green son 6   Belper
Henry Green son 2   Alfreton
Albert Green son 1   Alfreton

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1911: Somercoates

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Green Head 40 Carter timber Swoner
Rose Ann Green wife 38   Belper
Alexander Green son 16 Banksman Belper
Henay Green son 12 School Alfreton
Alvert Green son 11 School Alfreton
Elizabeth Green daughter 8 School Alfreton
Bertha Green daugher 6 School Alfreton

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[The name spellings are as on the 1911 census original record.]

1939 Register: Malcolm Street, Derby
Henry Green b. 11 August 1897; corporation labourer heavy work
Sarah A Green b. 25 February 1890
Clifford Green b.20 June 1923; nut makers apprentice
Donald Green b.11 September 1929; school

[Note Henry Green was born in September qtr 1898 (Belper reg district)]