Percy Edward Green

Labour Corps
Date of death 
29 November 1918
Age of death 
4 Wallers Cottages
Woodford Bridge
Postcode Unknown
Address source 
1901 Census
Cemetery / Memorial 
United Kingdom

Born in 1890 at Woodford, son of William and Emily Louisa Green. 1891: With his family at 4 Wallers Cottages, Woodford Bridge, his father working as a Brick Labourer. 1901: Still with family at 4 Wallers Cottages, father now a Coal Carman. 1911: A Helping Gardener, boarding with his brother Horace Ernest Green (34) at 12 Brighton Road, Southend on Sea. His parents were still at 4 Wallers Cottages, but William was now an unemployed Coal Porter. Emily would die in 4 Wallers Cottages on 3rd February 1929.

Percy began working for the Civil Engineering Department of the Great Eastern Railway at Stratford on 4th June 1915 as a Casual Labourer. He joined the Army on 28th June 1916, serving with the East Surrey and Northamptonshire Regiments, before being allocated to the Labour Corps. Officially he Died from Wounds, but he actually died from Pneumonia at Boston Hospital in Lincolnshire, suggesting he was another victim of the Spanish Flu Pandemic.

He is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway Memorial at Liverpool Street Station.

Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian


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