Petty Officer James Samuel Green
Born 1891 and tragically lost at sea in 1919
A Wivenhoe man, Petty officer James S. Green of H.M.S. King Edward VII was married to Miss Dora Wilson at Greenhithe. The bridegroom had the distinction of being the youngest petty officer in the British Navy. His Parents were James and Emma Green of East St. Wivenhoe.
The Essex County Standard reported: A pretty wedding was solemnised on May 19 in the Congregational Church, Greenhithe, the ceremony being conducted by the Rev. Stanley Morgan. The bride was Miss Dora Wilson (third daughter of Mr. J.S. Wilson, Marsh Cottage, Greenhithe), and the bridegroom Mr James S. Green, P.O. of H.M.S. “King Edward VII.” And son of Mr. and Mrs. James Green, of East Street, Wivenhoe……The bridegroom…is a teetotaller, as also are his two brothers, who with their father are all serving the country in the present crisis.
Tragically he was lost overboard of H.M.S. Tintagel at Invergorden on the 26th January 1919, and his body was never recovered. He left his widow Mrs Doris Green, and a daughter, Dora E. I. Green who died in 1934.
Source: Essex County Standard.
Researcher Mr. Ian Valentine.