Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private Leonard Green
1st/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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Born in Coleshill in 1895. Lived on Coleshill High Street and was employed as a railway clerk.
Leonard Joseph Green was born in Coleshill in April 1895. The son of Julianna Alma Green, a widow, he lived on Coleshill High Street and was employed as a railway clerk in 1911. Private Green was enlisted into 1st/6th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, service number 2630, and was killed in action on 29 May 1915. He is buried at Berks Cemetery, Belgium.
Leonard was Baptised at Coleshill Church on 4 May 1895, to parents William, a Builder (he is recorded in 1891 Census as a Carpenter & Builder), and Julianna Green of High Street. Three siblings were also Baptised there; Walter William (1888), Florence Annie (1891) and Percy Albert (1893). His Father William was born in Worcestershire and died 1899 and was buried at Coleshill Church, 29 May 1899. His Mother was born in Sedgley, Staffordshire and died 1938, burial unknown.
Coleshill Chronicle 5th June 1915 COLESHILL ROLL OF HONOUR It is with great regret that we record the death of Private Leonard Joseph Green, who was killed in France, on Saturday night last. He is the youngest son of Mrs Green, Ferndale, Coleshill, and enlisted in the 1st/6th Royal Warwicks soon after the outbreak of the war. He has been in the trenches for about ten weeks. Prior to the outbreak of war he was on the staff at Lloyds Bank, Colmore Row, Birmingham. He spent his twentieth birthday in the trenches.
Private Green is also remembered on the Memorial in The Coleshill School.
Birmingham Daily Post 5th June 1915 LOCAL CASUALTIES Relatives have been notified that the following Birmingham men have been killed in action: Private Leonard Joseph Green, 1st 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, the son of the late Mr William Green and Mrs Julianna Alma Green, of Ferndale, Coleshill.