Private T. GREEN

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Personal History:
There are a number of men named "T Green" of a possible age named on the 1911 Census, but only one lived in the Buxton area. He was Thomas Green, born in 1887, married to Eliza (née Mason), who he had married on the 6th October 1906, at St John's Church, Buxton, and living at Ashwood Dale, Buxton, with their three year old daughter, Doris, (1911 Census RG 14/21238).

He was the son of John (Mason) and Hannah Green and had five older siblings, Mary, George E., Enoch, Elizabeth Jane and Frank, and a younger brother, Albert. In 1901 they were living at 16 West Street, Buxton (1901 Census RG 13/3270) Thomas was born in Sheen, Staffordshire, where the family lived in 1891 (Census RG 12/2188).

"T. GREEN" is also commemorated on the Buxton Lime Industries Memorial, so must have worked there, but the Thomas detailed here was a "Council Works Labourer" on the 1911 Census. He could, however, have changed employment between the 1911 Census and his enlistment. But the Buxton Lime Industries Memorial reference is almost certainly Lance/Sergeant Thomas James GREEN, who worked for the Company.

Military History:
There are no obvious records on the CWGC or SDGW Databases. As might be expected the CWGC identifies a large number of "Privates" with the initials "T" who were killed in the Great War and even assuming it is a "Tom" or "Thomas" there are 34 with this name, many of which do not match up with the 'Buxton' Thomas detailed above, in terms of parents' and/or wife's names.

The SDGW database has 58 "Private Greens", with the single initial "T", but none listed as "Born", "Enlisted" or "Living" in the Buxton area and the ones born in Staffordshire can be discounted as cross-referencing with the CWG records shows different relatives, etc.

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An unknown soldier's grave