Thomas Stanley Green was born in December 1922 at Hatton, the son of William Green and Caroline Gertrude (nee Davies) who were both born in Hatton. Thomas Stanley had an older brother William Leslie, born in 1920. Their father was a labourer in an oil refining plant at Joseph Crosfield and Sons in Warrington.
At the time of his birth the Green household was multi-generational: the head was 71 year old Emma Green, and also living in the Factory Yard house were William and Caroline Gertrude and their two young sons, and Emma’s daughter Annie.
Thomas Stanley attended Hatton Infants School and then Daresbury School.
His grandmother, Emma Green, died in 1936, but the family increased in size by one daughter and two more sons in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They continued to live at Factory Yard.
The 1939 Register of England and Wales recorded the Green family at Factory Yard, with Thomas Stanley being employed as a file etcher, probably at Peter Stubs’ factory in Warrington.
In 1947 Thomas Stanley Green married Joan Meakin and had a family of two sons and four daughters during the next 12 years.
Thomas Stanley’s mother died in 1960 and his father in 1971.
Thomas Stanley Green died in August 1988 at the age of 65 years, and his wife passed away in 2014.
It is known that Thomas Stanley Green served in the Second World War, as his name appeared in the Service Register section of the Electoral Roll for Hatton in 1945. His name is also mentioned in an article in the Parish Magazine for Daresbury in August 1946, when presentations were made to the men and women of Hatton who had served in H.M. Forces.
However, it is not known in which branch of H. M. Forces he served.
If anyone has any knowledge of Thomas Stanley’s WW2 service, please contact Daresbury District Heritage Group.