GREEN Horace

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Horace Green and his twin brother Ernest both died in the First World War. They were born in Preston in 1889, the sons of Thomas and Hannah Green and lived at 59 Church Lane, near the church. Horace was the first of the brothers to die, on 23 August 1916 while serving in Mesopotamia [Iraq] with 76th Battery Royal Field Artillery. He was 27. His brother Ernest died two years later on the Western Front. Horace is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, grave XXI.C.44, and the twins are remembered on Preston's war memorial. They are also remembered on the memorial at Great Easton, where Ernest was living after his marriage and the village their mother moved to after the war. Ernest's only son, Reginald, was killed in the Second World War when his Stirling bomber was shot down over Belgium and his name is also on the memorial.

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  • Preston Church
  • Preston Memorial
  • Preston Memorial 3
  • Great Easton memorial 1
  • Ernest and Horace Green 1
  • Baghdad Northern Gate
  • Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetry 3
  • Cemetery crosses

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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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