Green family4 Comments
Photo: Martin Mercer
Item #: 2245
The young soldier on the left at the back was one of the Penny boys, either John or William.
The one standing centre was William Green (1888 - 1957), the one standing behind Maria was James Green (1886 - 1957) and the one seated was Fred Green (1896 - 1974 my wife's grandfather). Fred spent his entire working life down the pit - with only a trip to war for a break!
Incidentally, one of the Green brothers who is not in the picture is Walter Green, father of the Walter Green who started Green's Carpets.
did they all survive the war
Yes, all four survived. As you will see from the original comment Bill and Jim Green both died in 1957 and Fred Green died in 1974. John Pennydied in 1940 aged 44.
My grandfather was Jim Green (standing behind Maria) and he was gassed in 1917. He was hospitalised and then sent to a convalenscent home in Southport for a couple of years. Altogether though he had 7 years of treatment for the gas.
Are any of these Greens related to the Ellen Green who married Jon Orrell?
No. There were two sisters, Ellen and Elizabeth. Ellen married Thomas Podmore in 1911.