Green, Robert William

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell.

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Rhyl War Memorial.

Name / Enw: Green, Robert William

Regiment/Catrawd: Royal Garrison Artillery.

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private No. 156132.

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Not Known.

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Not Known.

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: United Kingdom.

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: None awarded. ( He did not serve an overseas posting).

Date of Death: 1st April 1918

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died in hospital as a result of an unknown sickness, aged 36 years.


Robert William Green was born in Crewe, England during 1881.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 5 Poplar Grove, Tyldesley, Lancashire.  The head of the family was John Green aged 54, who was employed as a Railway Signals Supervisor.  His wife Jane Green aged 48 and their three children – Robert William Green aged 20, a Letter Press Printer, George Green aged 17 and Elsie Green aged 10 years.

Robert subsequently married Alice Smith and they lived at 9 Emlyn Grove, Rhyl, Flintshire.

On Saturday 24 June 1916 he enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery, but some months later on Tuesday 31 July 1917 he was discharged from the Armed Services due to sickness.

On 10 January 1918, Robert and Alice had a daughter, Dorothy Green.  Robert died in hospital in April of that same year.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which is dated 9 September 1919.

Robert William Green is remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.