Green Arthur James Lieutenant 299730
Name Green Arthur James
Army number 299730
Date of birth 5/7/1923, in Leigh, Lancashire.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Armoured Corps 17/9/1942 as 14290046. Posted 53rd Training Regiment 28/10/1942. Recommended for Officer Training 7/12/1942. Pre-OCTU Training 28/1/1943. Cadet at Sandhurst No 100 OCTU 24/4/1943. Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt in the Royal Armoured Corps 7/11/1943. Posted 61 Training Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps 16/11/1943. OCTU Infantry Training Course, Dunbar, 31 January to 31 March 1944. Transferred to the York & Lancaster Regiment as a 2/Lt 1/4/1944. Attached to the Loyal Regiment, posted 2nd Battalion 1/4/1944. Posted 41 Reinforcement Holding Unit 16/6/1944. Normandy. Attached to The Black Watch, posted 1 TS 30/6/1944. KILLED in ACTION with 1 TS 9/7/44.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade 30/6/1944.
Promotions W/S Lt 6/5/1944.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 09-Jul-44
Home address Son of Alfred and Elsie Green, Leigh, Lancs. Bank Clerk. Member of the Home Guard. Buried Grave V. A. 20. St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux.
Source table 1TS
To read his Commemorative Record please click here.
Lt Green's nephew, John Ollerton, has compiled a record of his life and service, including researching the circumstances of his death - a task with which we were very happy to help. To read this family document please click on this link here. We are very grateful to John for giving us permission to upload this important document.