George Green

7275, Private, 1st Essex Regiment.

Died Of Wounds on the 8th May 1915 aged 34 .

George was the son of William & Ellen Green.

He landed at Gallipoli on the 24th April 1915 and was wounded shortly after his arrival when the Battalion was in position at Krithea. Fighting in the area was intense and the Battalion were called upon to support New Zealand troops but were forced to withdraw after coming under heavy machine gun and rifle fire.

It is believed that George was later evacuated to a hospital ship but after losing his fight for life was buried at sea.

He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. (Panel 144/150.)

Medal Entitlement: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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