Private Richard Green
243891 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Lived at 138 Sandygate
Listed as a prisoner of war 30th November 1917

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Richard Green enlisted into the 5th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment at Burnley on the 7th October 1914. He was Court Martialled for removing and taking away a notice board in the field (Egypt or Gallipoli?) on the 30th June 1915 and sentenced to 21 days Field Punishment. On the 30th September 1916 he was transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, service number 243891. He was reported missing on the 30th November 1917, it was discovered that he had been captured by the Germans at Cambrai, imprisoned at Dulmen and later at Louvain. He was released in November 1918 and later re-transferred to the 1/5th East Lancs on the 27th March 1919. His records show entitlement to wear one wound stripe.

Richard was born in Burnley about 1878. By the time of WW1 he had a wife Mary Ann and three daughters, 1. Jane, 2. Florence, and 3. Ellen. On enlistment his address was 15 Lisbon Street, Burnley, he also lived at 33 Kings Terrace, Burnley and 138 Sandygate, Burnley, where is wife and children were living. He died in either 1925 or 1957, lots of other details are contained in his service records, they include the original postal receipts for these medals, signed by Richard in the early 1920's.







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