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Name: Herbert Green

Burial Number: 1109

Gender: Male

Occupation: Private Gentleman;

Born: 00/00/1854

Died: 25/12/1922

Buried: 01/01/1923


The Green family moved to Worthing between 1905 and 1908. Herbert Ernest Bernard was a man of Independent Means – having inherited his wealth from his father, Edward.

Edward Bernard Green, was born in Ireland, of English parents, in 1809. He joined the British Army in the 4th Regiment of Foot, which went to Australia in the 1830s. He resigned his commission and became a speculator in property, and is regarded as one of the Founders of Australia, having the township of Greensborough, near Melbourne, named after him. He was one of the original contractors for the carriage of mails between Melbourne and Sydney, and made his fortune there.
When he returned to England, his eldest son remained in Australia.
In 1861 he was living, with wife Eliza, sons William (born Melbourne) and Herbert Bernard (born Middlesex and baptised in Notting Hill), plus servants, in Lansdowne Place in Hove, ‘living on interest derived from Australian Securities’.

In 1871 Herbert Ernest was a pupil at a school in Aylesbury. He married Harriet Elizabeth Alice (daughter of Joseph Nottingham Palmer) in St Johns Wood in 1879 and was described as a ‘Private Gentleman’ in the 1881 census in Farnham Royal.
Harriet’s father was a resident of Sydney, Australia, before her birth – a link with Herbert’s family perhaps?
By 1891 Herbert and Alice were living in Kings Road, Brighton, (near to where the Grand Hotel is now), as Lodgers, living on their own means, with son Herbert Bernard (born Farnham Royal) and daughter Violet, born in Sydenham, Kent.
In 1901 the family, without William and with the addition of another daughter, Vera (born Sydenham), were living in Beckenham, Kent, looked after by six Servants.
In 1911 widower Herbert E. B. was at Ellesmere in Gratwicke Road, with daughter Violet and with only 2 Servants. Daughter Vera was a pupil at a Ladies School, Wentworth Hall, in Mill Hill.

Educated at Eton, Herbert Bernard served in the South African Campaign with the 4th Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry, and served 7 years with the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers, where he held a Commission..
In September 1914, he enlisted into the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. He gave his address as a ranch in British Columbia. He rose to the rank of Lance-Corporal in the 16th Battalion Canadian Scottish. He was reported missing, then presumed killed in action, at St Julien, near Ypres. There is no record of his burial, but he is remembered on the Memorial at the Menin Gate.

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Herbert Green

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): amount.coats.cabin

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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To the dear memory of Harriet Elizabeth Alice the beloved wife of Herbert E.B. Green who passed to her rest November 13th 1905 "In Peace" Also in memory of Herbert Ernest Bernard Green who died December 25th 1922 aged 65 years "Love thinketh no evil" Also in loving memory of Herbert Bernard Green 16th Battalion Canadian Scottish, killed in action near Ypres, Belgium April 23rd 1915 aged 34. Only son of H.E.B. Green and H.E.A. Green "Pro Patria"

Further Information


Name: Herbert Ernest Bernard Green

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1854

Town: Unknown

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1879

Spouse First Name: Harriet

Spouse Second Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Palmer

Town of Marriage: St Johns Wood

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/12/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

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