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May 15, 1872 Died on 01 Jan 1935 (aged 62)

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  • Brigadier-General Henry Clifford Rodes Green, (15 May 1872 – 1935) was a senior British Army officer during the First World War. Green was the son of Sir William Green of the British Indian Army and Louisa Dunn, daughter of John Henry Dunn.
  • He was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the King's Royal Rifle Corps on 18 November 1891, having attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and was promoted to lieutenant on 3 January 1895.
  • He served in the Second Boer War 1899-1902, as adjutant of the 2nd battalion from 23 October 1899, and was present at the actions of Rietfontein and Lombard´s Kop, the defence of Ladysmith and actions at Laing's Nek.
  • While in South Africa he was promoted to captain on 7 January 1900.
  • After peace was declared in May 1902, Green left South Africa on board the SS Bavarian and arrived in the United Kingdom the following month.In 1915 he took command of the newly raised 8th Battalion of the regiment, part of the 41st Brigade.
  • From 7 August 1916, he was Brigade Commander of the 20th Brigade which was engaged on the Western Front.
  • Green was wounded on 5 October 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres.
  • He subsequently commanded the brigade on the Italian Front until the end of the war. Green was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in June 1916. In September 1917 he was made a Commander of the Belgian Order of the Crown.
  • He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in January 1918.
  • On 2 March 1923 he was decorated by the Italian government as a Commander of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.
  • He retired in 1923.He married Emsie Davidson in 1910, with whom he had two children.

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