REMEMBRANCE DISPATCH No. 27 HAS BEEN POSTED IN HOUSES TO COMMEMORATE DRIVER CYRIL NORMAN GREEN (SCHOOL HOUSE 1911-1912) WHO DIED OF WOUNDS ON 11th MARCH 1917.
Cyril Norman Green from Pembroke Dock was educated at Greenhill Grammar School in Tenby before joining School House in 1911. He left Christ College just over a year later.
He seems to have taken no prominent part in the life of the school and after leaving school Cyril went into business. He was remembered by his contemporaries as one of ‘the rank and file’ who was a “solid, steady working, much respected lad”. Though at the school for only a short while, he continued his connections with Christ College – either visiting his old school or writing to ask for news.
He enlisted for war service at Haverfordwest and joined the Royal Field Artillery, becoming a member of the 55th Division Ammunition Column41, which supplied the artillery for the 55th (West Lancashire) Division. After fighting through 1916 at the Battles of Guillemont, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette and Morval, the Division found itself in the Ypres Salient in October 1916 and stayed there for almost a year, not far from Railway Wood. In March 1917 Cyril received a wound to his face and he was moved to the Military Hospital in Boulogne. His wound turned out to be more serious than was expected and he died on 11th March 1917.
Driver Cyril Norman Green was buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He is commemorated in Tenby on a plaque at St John’s Methodist Church, and on the Tenby Town War Memorial. He is also remembered at Greenhill Secondary School as well as on the Christ College War Memorial.
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