George Green

George Henry Green was born in Hatton and baptised on 17th June 1894 at Daresbury Parish Church. He was the son of Henry Green (born Hatton) and Fanny (nee Savage), who had been born in Stockton Heath.

The 1901 Census shows George as living with his parents and younger brothers, Alfred (5) and Herbert (2) at Factory Yard in Hatton. His father was a teamster on a farm, a driver of a team of animals.

Ten years later, 16-year old George was a farm labourer, living in Hatton with his parents and William Herbert. Alfred was now working in Appleton.

George enlisted at Wrexham with the 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment in July 1915. His service number was 3/27324 and he was a Private. He was posted abroad with the Expeditionary Force on November 5th 1915. He served in the Balkans.

His service records show that he embarked at Port Said on 14th February 1916 and disembarked at Basra in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) on 25th February 1916. He contracted dysentery in the April and was admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Basra (after a stay in a field hospital). He died on 2nd April 1916 and is commemorated on the War Memorial in Basra, the Daresbury War Memorial and on the family headstone. He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

His brothers Alfred and William Herbert also served in the Great War.