Lieut Edward Forbes Greene

Lieut Edward Forbes Greene

Birth
Japan
Death 18 Dec 1917 (aged 32)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 64309043 · View Source
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Died of a tubercular hemorrhage, his disease earned in the tropics while in the service of his country. Son of Rev D. Crosby Greene and Mary Jane Forbes Greene. Youngest of eight children.

Retired, he became a poultry farmer in New Hampshire. He then desired to join the great War Effort, and became an instructor at Cambridge in Naval Tactics. He died on the way to a lecture.

Lt. Greene was awarded a medal for his conspicuous work in connection with the Messina earthquake disaster.

Cremated at Mt. Auburn, indicated to be buried there.


Lt Edward Forbes Greene is among the WWI veterans honored on the Memorial Gates is his former home town of Peterborough, NH: http://peterborough.toursphere.com/en/wwi-interactive-49238.html
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University Notes, The Harvard Draudtes' Magazine Vol 26, 1917.
Harvard undergraduates training to become ensigns, 50 men, Lieut Edward F. Greene, U.S.N., retired, commanding.

Lieutenant Edward F. Greene, U.S.N., retired, who came to Harvard last autumn to give a course in naval science and tactics to a class of undergraduates who desired to fit themselves to become ensigns in the Navy, died suddenly on Dec. 18, 1917.

Ill health had compelled him to retire from active service several years ago, and, although he tried to resume work when the United States entered the war, the phyisicans forbade him to continue it. Then, although he had full comprehension of the risk, he went to Cambridge to teach. On his way from the college to the house in cambridge where he was staying, he was attacked by a sudden hemorrhage, which resulted fatally in a few hours.

Lieutenant Greene was almost 33 years old at the time of his death. He was a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis; his four brothers are Harvard men: E.B. Greene '90, Dr. D.C. Greene '95; J.D. Greene '96 and R.S. Green '01.


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  • Added: 17 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64309043
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Edward Forbes Greene (22 Dec 1884–18 Dec 1917), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64309043, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .