Green, Rhodri Grahame Mortimer

Service number:
74671
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions::
January 27th, 1938: 2nd Lieutenant
January 1st, 1941: Luitenant
? Captain (war sub)
January 27th, 1946: Captain
January 27th 1951: Major
February 1st, 1960: Lieutenant-Colonel
February 1st, 1963: supernumary to Esablishment
march 30th, 1968: retirement

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), British Army
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1940
Action:
Citation:
"On 19th May 1940 when forming part ofthe rear party of the brigade 2/Lt. Green found that the bridges at TOURNAI had been blown. He volunteered to go on a motor cycle up the ESCAUT River in search of a bridge in order to save his carriers although he knew that the enemy were in the vicinity. He rode past two enemy tanks being wounded in the arm by the crew of one and eventually, having had to abandon his wrecked motor cycle, swam the river."
Military Cross (MC)

Sources

  • - The London Gazette Issue 34477 published on the 28 January 1938
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 35056 published on the 24 January 1941
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 37451 published on the 29 January 1946
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 39132 published on the 23 January 1951
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 41999 published on the 1 April 1960
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 42908 published on the 29 January 1963
    - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 44558 published on the 29 March 1968
    - The Royal Leicester Regiment