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Green, Charles Layton

Green, C.L., Second-Lieut., Essex Regt., attached R.F.C., the elder son of Dr. and Mrs. Green, Woodside S.E., was born on December 5th, 1894. He was educated at Durlston Court, Swanage, and afterwards at St. Bees School (S.H. 1908-1911). After passing the London Matriculation he entered Guy's as a Medical Student, and later went to Edinburgh University. When to war broke out he joined the Edinburgh O.T.C. Having passed his examinations, he then joined the 1st Sportsman Battalion as a private. Shortly after he was made a corporal. In December, 1914, he was given a Commission in the 11th Essex. In October, 1915, he went to France and was in the trenches till August 1916. He was wounded in the hand by a bomb but quickly recovered. He returned to England and was transferred to the R.F.C. Whilst flying on January 7th he had a crash near Southend, Bromley, for want of petrol, and he was taken up unconscious. He recovered, however, and rejoined at Hounslow on March 16th and soon got his wings. On June 6th, 1917, he left for France, and was killed in action on June 9th. Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX, War Memorial Number


First name(s)Charles Layton
Date of birth5 December 1894
Place of birthRutherglen
Family detailsElder son of Dr. Edward Green, of Palace Court Hotel, 12, Pembridge Square, Paddington, London
Previous educationDurlston Court, Swanage; St. Bees School (S.H. 1908-1911). Later went to Edinburgh University
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Dates at college1912
Dept / courseLondon M.B.
Military unitR.F.C. 53rd Squadron; Essex Regt. 11th Bn.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death9 June 1917
Age at death24
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France
Commemoration(s)Guy's Hospital Memorial; 53 Squadron R.A.F. Roll of Honour
SourcesGuy's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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