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Zedekiah Green was born in Wakefield in 1885, the son of Zedekiah and Hannah Green. At some point he moved to Wolverhampton. According to Ned Williams’s A Century of Wolverhampton, which includes a photograph of Zedekiah on a horse, he “walked from Wolverhampton to Newport, South Wales, in 1914 in search of work, joined the Army when the war started and sent a telegram home to his family to tell them the news.” Whilst in Newport, he married Annie L. Challenor in 1914.

He enlisted as a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery at Llanelly, Carmarthen (number 98325), and served in Egypt from 19 July 1915. He died from dysentery and malaria in Salonika, Greece, on 13 September 1917, and he is buried at the Mikra British Cemetery in Kalamaria. A pension of £5 2s. 9d. was paid to his widow.