Our First Fatality

Pte Robert William Green died in a training accident on 5 June 1916. He was the son of Mrs Green of Southmoor, Berwick-On-Tweed and the late James Green, and he was married to E L Green of Eglingham, Alnwick.


He was killed while practicing his machine gun handling drills because a live round was accidentally mixed in with drill rounds.

Pte Green is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

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