Thomas Walter Green (1893 – 1916)
Research by John Birch, Wrecclesham War Memorial World War I 1914-1919 (privately printed). Typed up (with permission) by Josh Waldron.
Private Thomas Walter Green was born in Wrecclesham in 1893, the son of Thomas and Jane Green. He was baptised at St John the Evangelist church, Hale, on 13 August 1893.
Thomas had enlisted in the 1st/5th Territorial Force of the Queen’s (Royal Surrey) Regiment in August 1914 at the age of 21, Service Number T/240160. After a short training in Guildford, the Regiment embarked to India arriving in Bombay in December 1914. A year later the Regiment was broken up and Thomas was deployed to Basra, Iraq, with the 12th Indian Division. In May 1916 the Brigade transferred to the 15th Indian Division. It was in Basra that Thomas died on 23 August 1916, aged 23. Thomas is commemorated in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Memorial Plot 1.