Frederick Green was born in Wolverhampton in 1894, the son of Albert and Annie. In 1901 they were living at 48 Humber Road, together with Frederick’s brothers Dennis, Ernest and Norman, and sisters Gertrude and Jessie. Later, Frederick was employed at Norton’s mill.
In February 1914, Frederick enlisted in the 11th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery (number 75745). He was killed in action on 16 June 1915. A report in the Express & Star dated 21 June 1915 included the following extract from a letter to his parents:
I am very sorry to have to tell you that your son was killed in action. He was killed instantly, along with his sergeant. He was buried alongside his comrade. His grave has been suitably marked and its position carefully recorded. These two have the honour of being the first men of this battery to lay down their lives for their country. You have the sympathy of the whole battery, of which your son was a worthy and popular member. As for myself, I feel a deep sense of personal loss, as I can ill afford to lose men like your son.
He is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.