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John Leslie Green
Birth: Dec. 4, 1888
Buckden
Huntingdonshire District
Cambridgeshire, England
Death: Jul. 1, 1916

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Buckden, England, he served as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Forresters. On July 1, 1916, in actions at Foncquevillers, France, Captain Green although wounded, went to the assistance of an officer who had been wounded and was hung up on the enemy's wire entanglements. Under heavy enemy fire, he succeeded in dragging him to a shell hole, where he dressed his wounds. He then endeavored to bring the wounded officer into safe cover and while doing so, he himself was killed. For most prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously vested the Victoria Cross and his award was presented to his wife by King George V at Buckingham Palace on October 7, 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Foncquevillers Military Cemetery
Foncquevillers
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot: III.D.15.
 
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Record added: Nov 10, 2004
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