Victorian D.S.O. Group of Five,
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Lingard Green, D.S.O. Distinguished Service Order, V. R., in silver gilt and enamels, slight enamel chipping to green wreath, good very fine; Coronation medal 1902; North West Canada Medal, privately engraved: A.L. GREEN; Queen?s South Africa Medal, clasps CAPE COLONY, WITTEBERGEN, SOUTH AFRICA 1901, officially impressed: CAPT. A.L. GREEN, BEDFORD REGT.; Volunteer Officers Decoration, V.R. Generally very fine or better, in contemporary case. Together with related contemporary miniatures, all of very fine quality, extremely fine, contained in contemporary Garrard, London, case of issue. The following is taken from "The Distinguished Service Order" book: "Capt. Alfred Lingard Green was born 1st July 1863 at Ballingdon, Essex, son of the late Rev. Thomas Lingard Green, Honorary Canon of Ely, late Rector of Sudbury, Suffolk and afterwards Rector of Tingrith, Bedfordshire, and Louisa Letitia Lingard Green (nee Stedman); and was educated at Ely Grammar School. He married 27th September 1888, Isabel, daughter of the late Robert Thorburn, Esq., of Vancouver, British Columbia, and they had three children: Arthur Adelbert, born 3rd June 1889; Frances Winifred, and Edgar Methuen, born 15th September 1896. For his services in the South African War he was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27th September 1901]: "Alfred Lingard Green, Capt., Bedfordshire Regt. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa."The following is his Record of Service:1880, Private in the West Suffolk Volunteers; 4th January 1881, Second Lieutenant, the Bedforshire Militia; 7th May 1881, Lieutenant Bedfordshire Militia; 8th May 1882, passed Qualifying Examination of Militia Candidates for Commissions in the Army; March 1885, Driver, Transport Service in the North-West Rebellion of Canada; 20th February 1891, Second Lieutenant, 3rd Vol. Battn. Bedfordshire Regt.; 15th July 1892, Lieutenant, Bedfordshire Regt., and Secretary, Bedfordshire Rifle Association; 20th November 1895, Captain, Bedfordshire Regt., and Mess President; 1897, Captain, and for short period Acting Adjutant; 14th February 1900, Temporary Captain in the Army, whilst Commanding 1st Volunteer Active Service Company (South African War); 13th February 1901, Major, 3rd Vol. Battn. Bedfordshire Regt.; 17th June 1901, Honorary Captain in the Army; 17th August 1901, Major, attached 10th Provisional Battn., Dover; July 1902, Acting Second-in-Command; 5th September 1902, Temporary in Command; 2nd April 1901, Mentioned in Despatches; 29th October 1901, Invested with the D.S.O. and received the Queen?s Medal with three clasps for South African War; 9th August 1902, received Coronation Medal; 3rd December 1902, Lieutenant-Colonel, to command 3rd Vol. Battn. Bedfordshire Regt.; 31st March 1903, Certificate of Proficiency for Field Officers attending School of Instruction, Chelsea Barracks; 1903, Hythe Certificate; 17th December 1904, retired, with permission to retain rank and wear uniform; 1914, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Bloemfontein Civilian Training Association and Town Guard during South African Rebellion. Lieut. -Colonel A.L. Green served in the European War from 1914, in South Africa, and afterwards in France; was in the 2nd Regt., 1st South African Infantry; was wounded at Delville Wood, and dies of wounds received at Givenchy 16th July 1915. An obituary notice of him appeared in the "Times." NOTE: Lieutenant Colonel A.L. Green is not listed on a roll of the North West Canada Medal. Further, although there is information indicating (see above) that he sailed to France and was present with the Regiment at Delville Wood and was wounded, and died at Givenchy as a result of his wounds on 16th July 1915, it seems more likely that whoever was collecting the information for the book on DSO recipients got thoroughly confused between father and 2 sons (Lieutenant Colonel?s Green's 2nd son, Edgar, did serve in the 2nd SAI (Pte. 3158, later commissioned to the Beds) and was wounded at Delville Wood in 1916.