A message from the town of Herelbeke:
Just to inform you that Pte Richard Green was commemorated by the town council and people of Harelbeke on the 11th November 2018 Armistice Day during a service at Harlebeke New British Cemetery. He was the last OT to be killed on 2th Nov 1918. Over 100 people laid flowers at the grave of this 20 years old boy.
During the annual Commemoration Service at Harlebeke New British Cemetery for all soldiers buried on the cemetery, we always choseone particular soldier to commemorate in front of his grave. This year Pte Richard Green 4th Bn Royal Sussex Rgt was chosen as he was the last British and Commonwealth soldier to died in the grounds of our city Harelbeke, 9 days before Armistice. We do not have a photo of Richard Green nor could contact family to invite them for the ceremony. Relatives may always contact me. A lot of photo’s were taken during the Service.
Kind Regards from Flanders