Arthur Green

Glastonbury, Somerset

Officer, 2nd Batallion, The Somerset Light Infantry, 1942–1946

Arthur Green was a member of the Air Defence Cadet Corps when the war started. In June 1942 he enlisted in The Somerset Light Infantry as a private soldier.

He trained in Gloucester, London and Ireland, and in 1943 travelled to Gibraltar to join the 2nd Battalion.
His unit trained in North Africa before taking part in the invasion of Italy.

During the Italian campaign Arthur served as the unit’s transport officer. In September 1944 he was wounded during an attack on the Coriano Ridge and evacuated to Bari. 

After leaving the army in 1946, Arthur worked for the Imperial Tobacco Company in Bristol and joined Clark’s
in 1961.