ERIC CHARLES GREEN

Remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich.

Images and information courtesy of Trimley St. Mary Parish Council. 

 

Born: 7th May 1926, Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.

Died: 26th September 1944; age: 18; at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Accidently killed by a hand grenade during training at Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Residence: ‘Glenfield’ 124, High Road, Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.

Employed: with Messrs. Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

Enlisted: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Height: 5ft 10ins, slim build and fair hair.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 14794315.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, Infantry Training Centre.

 

Grave Reference:

Trimley St. Mary Churchyard,

Trimley St. Mary,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Albert Edward Green & Mabel Jane Green, of Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.

 

Father: Albert Edward Green, born May 1893, Nettlestead, Suffolk.

Mother: Mabel Jane Green (nee Goodwin), born January 1886, Framlingham, Suffolk.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

 

Eric was at school and living with his parents at their family home – ‘Glenfield’ High Road, Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.

Albert, a Builder’s Lorry Driver.

Mabel, unpaid Domestic Duties.

George Roger, at school, born October 1926, West Ham, Essex.

Herbert William Farrant, at school, born January 1927, West Ham, Essex.

 

Note:

School friend of Mr Douglas Johnstone who has helped with these details:

Eric lived with his parents at The Moorings, 124 High Road, Trimley St Mary.

At the Silver Jubilee in 1935, he was one of the choirboys. Attended TS Mary School and went on to earn a scholarship to the Grammar School, Felixstowe.

His Father worked for Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies where Eric later joined him, on an apprenticeship. Both he and his Father were keen whist players at the Welcome Hall.

Eric was killed by a hand grenade during training at Gibraltar Barracks either during the 6 weeks basic training or just after elementary training.

Images and information courtesy of Trimely Parish Council. 

Eric, as a 10 year old choirboy, at the King’s Silver Jubilee, Trimley 1935 (Parish Magazine)

Eric is also remembered on the stained glass window at St. Mary the Virgin Church, High Road, Trimley St. Mary, Suffolk.

 

 

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