(1882 - 1915)
DATE OF BIRTH:
24th December 1882
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1895 - 1897
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
50 Christchurch Road, Tulse Hill
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
DATE OF DEATH:
20th September 1915
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
At Sea, aboard 'Aquitania'
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 10
Lieutenant Commander Wilfred Steuart Miall Green
Born December 24th 1882, Wilfred was the third of four sons of William Green, a coal merchant, and his wife, Catherine. When he joined the College from Highgate School in late 1895 his elder brother, Harold, was already a pupil, and they would later be joined as Alleynians by their younger brother, Everard. Wilfred’s Dulwich career was fairly short, lasting only around eighteen months; in the summer of 1897 he went to Shrewsbury School, where he was to spend a further two years. After finishing his education he returned to London where he took up a position working in a stockbroker’s, and was also involved for many years in the Cadet Battalion of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
When war broke out in 1914 Wilfred applied for a commission in the Army, but despite his previous army experience he was denied it on the grounds of advanced age. He therefore instead decided to join the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, being granted a commission less than a week later. He went to Gallipoli in 1915 as Lieutenant-Commander of Benbow Battalion, before being transferred to Nelson Battalion. He was wounded and invalided to Malta, but soon returned to front line duties. Not long afterwards however he contracted blood poisoning and died aboard the hospital ship Aquitania on September 20th 1915.