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George Green was born in Stockport in June 1875 and was educated at Stockport Grammar School before winning a Mathematics scholarship To Christ’s College Cambridge.

After leaving the University he began a lifelong career as an Actuary and on his retirement in 1943 was President of the Society of Actuaries.

On the outbreak of war he joined the London detachment of the British Red Cross Society Ambulance Column where he was responsible for meeting the ambulance trains that stopped at the major London railway termini. In 1915 he felt compelled to join the army and after training with the Inns of Court O.T.C. he was commissioned into the 4/5th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Despite being over 40 he was promoted to company commander and was severely wounded at the Battle of Paschendaele in October 1917. He was struck in the neck by shrapnel and was wounded again on the way back to the dressing station by a second shell burst which killed one of the orderlies assisting him. He was met at the London terminus to which he was evacuated by members of the Red Cross unit which which he had once served.

He did not serve abroad again and finished the war with an anti-aircraft unit in Portsmouth where he worked on early sound ranging equipment.

Captain George Green died in Bromley on Christmas Eve 1955 having for many years traveled up to Bolton for the annual reunion of his old battalion.

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