Born: 1880, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire.

Died: 13th June 1901; age: 21; Died of Disease at Middelberg Hospital, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Residence: Paignton, Devonshire.

Occupation: Under Graduate.

Enlistment Date: 22nd February 1901.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 6702.

Regiment: Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers to augment the Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion, 2nd Volunteer Company.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal.




1881   The Rectory, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire.


Edward was a year old and living with his parents & sisters.

John Henry Bakewell Green, 64, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Normanton le Heath, born Normanton le Heath.

Eliza Alethea Green (nee Fell), 38, born Warwick, Warwickshire.

Theodosia Caroline Green, 9, born Normanton le Heath.

Louisa Laura Green, 5, born Normanton le Heath.

1 visitor.

1 general domestic servant.

1 nurse.

1 housemaid.


1891   The Grammar School, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire.


Edward was 11 years old, he was 1 of 12 scholars and boarders at the school for boys. Headmaster – 28 year old, Lewis Henry Pearson B.A. a Clerk in Holy Orders.


Edward’s father, John Henry Bakewell Green died April 1899, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza Green – mother, Louisa Green, Alethea Beatrice Green, Theodosia Walker – sisters, Thomas Bakewell Green, Robert Bakewell Green, Hans Bakewell Green – brothers, Janetta Green – step sister, John Theodore Green – step brother & Daisy Green & May Green – nieces – daughters of step brother Henry Watkins Green died July 1901, assistant colonial secretary of the Ceylon Civil Service.


Probate to John Theodore Green – step brother, a Cotton Merchant.


Edward, of the Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers is also remembered on a private plaque at Holy Trinity Church, Normanton le Heath. His brother, Mortimer Bakewell Green is also remembered on the plaque – Mortimer died 1st November 1898, at Grahamstown, South Africa, he was 25 years old.

The Boer War.

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