This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 743SD
- Rank: Deck Hand
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M.P.M.S. Duchess of Hamilton
- Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 29.11.1915
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 10.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 5 Bruce Street, Dundee
Jessie M. Green, 3 Bruce St, Dundee
Joseph, born 02.07.1910
More about James Green
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was serving aboard H.M.P.M.S. Duchess of Hamilton which was built by Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton in 1890 and operated at the time of her loss by Royal Navy, was a British auxiliary minesweeper of 553 tons.
On November 29th, 1915, she was sunk by a mine from the German submarine U.C.-3, at Thames mouth. 9 persons were lost.
James Green 7435D Seaman
Navyman Killed at Sea.
Official intimation was received in Dundee on Monday of the death of a local navy man on mine-sweepers at sea. The deceased was Seaman James Green. Seaman Green met his death on 24th October, resided at 7 Bruce Street, Dundee. He leaves a wife and child.
Dundee People’s Journal 11th December 1915
GREEN___Killed at sea, on the 29th November 1915, Seaman James Green, third son of the late Godfrey Green and of Mrs Green, 5 Bruce Street. – Inserted by his sorrowing mother, brothers, and sister.
Dundee People’s Journal 18th December 1915
Information supplied by Gary Thomson,additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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