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VC716   John Leslie Green

BORN   4 December 1888

DIED   1 July 1916   AGE   27

VC Won   1 July 1916   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Foncquevillers, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   John Leslie Green   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   716   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   'Coneygarths', High Street, Buckden, Cambridgeshire, England

Place Of Death   Foncquevillers, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, 10 miles north of Albert, Pas de Calais, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 3, Row D, Grave 15

Gazetted   5 August 1916

VC Presented   7 October 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow, Edith Mary


P  Headstone, Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, 10 miles north of Albert, Pas de Calais, France

P  Named On War Memorial, St Marys Churchyard, Buckden, Cambridgeshire

P  Named On Family Memorial, Opposite Birthplace, 'Coneygarths', High Street, Buckden, Cambridgeshire

P  Named On War Memorial, Houghton, Cambridgeshire

P  Named On War Memorial, St Marys Church, Houghton, Cambridgeshire

Leslie Green Road, Houghton, Cambridgshire

P  Memorial, Felsted School, Felsted, Essex

P  Named on War Memorial, Felsted School, Felsted, Essex

Memorial, Dowing College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

P  Named On War Memorial, St Bart's Hospital, City Of London

P  Named On RAMC Memorial, St Peters Church, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

P  Memorial Plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

He hadn't quiet finished his medical studies at St Bart's Hospital, City of London, at the time of war breaking out, but he was a qualified Doctor

VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England



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Thank you to Jules Wallis, Archivist at Felsted School for photos of their Plaque and War Memorial