James Green

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 743SD
  • Rank: Deck Hand
  • Awards:
  • 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.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 5 Bruce Street, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Alice Green

  • Father:

    Godfrey Green

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie M. Green, 3 Bruce St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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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