Thomas Green was a farm labourer living with his parents, Charles and Naomi Green and his younger brother Ernest. We think the Green family were living in one of the cottages that was originally on the left hand side of the chapel (now the village hall). There were eight families with the surname Green in Chrishall in 1911.
Thomas was posted as Missing in Action on 16th September 1916 and later presumed killed. He was a Private with the Suffolk Regiment. His body was never found. He was aged 32 when he died.
We don’t have a good photograph of the Chapel Cottages. However you can see the back of them to the left of this photograph. We do have a painting of the cottages though done by George Cranwell which you can see here.
Chrishall at War
The story of Chrishall through World War I told using local sources such as the church newsletters. Details of those who served and returned and those who were lost to the village.
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