Date of birth: 10th October 1900
Parents: Frederick and Julie Ellen Green (nee Blackwell)
Wife: Nellie Beatrice Green (nee Smith)
Address: Not known
Occupation: Career soldier with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Fred was born on 10th October 1900 in Aston Birmingham and was baptised on 2nd November that year at the church of St Peter and St Paul in Aston.
According to the 1911 census his mother was Ellen Julia (nee Blackwell) and his father, also Frederick, was a plumber. Fred had three siblings Albert Edward (1902-1972), Alice Grace (1906-1980) and Charles (b. 1910). The census shows that Fred’s mother, Julia, was born in Leamington Spa. Both Fred’s parents died in 1928 and 1929.
Fred married Nellie Beatrice Smith in October 1936 at St Paul’s Church in Warwick. We know from Fred’s grandson, Lee Buswell, that the couple had a least one child, Pauline, who was born in October 1941. Lee writes “my mother, Pauline (Fred’s daughter) and Nellie (Fred’s spouse) lived and worked in the Work House in Warwick for some time.”
Nellie died in 1990 aged 84.
Fred is buried in the Commonwealth War Graves section of St Michael’s graveyard in Budbrooke:
Rank & Number: Sergeant, 5100522
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Date of death: 13th March 1942
Cause of death/Battle: Died in Warwick
Commemorated/Buried: St Michael's Churchyard, Budbrooke, Nr Warwick
Commemorated locally at: Budbrooke War Memorial , St Paul's Church
We know from photos received via Fred’s grandson that Fred was a career soldier and served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in India. Here are photo’s of Fred at various times in his career (with kind permission of his grandson Lee Buswell)
At some point Nell accompanied Fred on deployment to India. Here they both are with army colleagues – Fred is second from left on the front row (in jacket) and Nell is seated at his left shoulder:
Fred’s brother Albert served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He was captured by the Japanese in Malaya on 15th February 1942. He was liberated from Hakodate POW camp in Japan on 2nd September 1945.
Note – for some reason Fred is featured twice on Warwick War Memorial – on the original panel 1 and then on a side panel, added to the memorial some time later
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Photographs and extra details kindly supplied by Lee Buswell, Fred’s grandson