Willie Fincham Green
Willie Fincham Green

Willie Fincham Green (1879–1918), Driver (T4/108340) in the Royal Army Service Corps, attached to Headquarters, 19th Division, died 30 May 1918 aged 39. His death is recorded on the Soissons Memorial, in the Aisne region of France, and commemorated on this family grave.

William was born in 1879 in Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire. He was the youngest of nine children born to William Green and Elizabeth Green (née Fincham). His older sister was Annie Elizabeth Green. Willie married Bessie Heard Vanstone (1881–1942) in 1916 in St George Hanover Square, London.

Willie enlisted at London with the rank of Driver (TA/108340) in the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). At the time of his death Bessie was living at 26 Warboro’ Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon. He was killed in action on 30 May 1918 in France. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal. His nephew, Hugh Marsh Rutter, was also a casualty of the War.

Green grave
Green monument

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.203384, 0.13733288 – click here for location

Parish : All Saints

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Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754–1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Willie Fincham Green