Private James Greene


This North Irish Horseman may have been the James Greene born on 8 September 1888 at Wateresk, Dundrum, County Down, one of several children of labourer Waring Greene and his wife Harriett (nee Orr), although whether this was the man is far from certain. By 1911 he was living with his brother John and two sisters and working on John's farm at Wateresk.

Greene enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 2 and 5 March 1909 (No.302 – later Corps of Hussars No.71017). He embarked for France with A Squadron on 17 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

He was transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve, on 11 February 1919.

If this Horseman was the man from Wateresk, he died there on 16 April 1950.